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Family Makes Plea To Help Solve Pregnant Daughter's Murder

MIAMI GARDENS (CBSMiami) – In a CBS4 News exclusive, the grieving family of a pregnant woman who was shot and killed in a drive-by shooting are appealing for help from the public.

Angelse "Angie" Ladson was 8-months pregnant when she was gunned down outside an apartment in Miami Gardens at 12:30 a.m. on June 26th.

Five months after the shooting, Miami Gardens police say they are stumped and looking for leads.

Ladson was shot while standing outside the apartment with a friend. She and her unborn child died. She was expecting a boy.

"I miss my daughter. She was my friend and she was such a wonderful daughter,' said Angie's mother Sharron Ladson.

Sharron Ladson and her husband Gerard spoke exclusively to CBS4's Peter D'Oench.

"We were hoping there would be some developments. That someone would have a conscience about what they did," explained Sharron.

"It's hard every day, not just the holidays. It's just so dramatic as you are thinking about her and the things you do," said Gerard Ladson.

Sharron and Gerard are now taking care of Angie's 6 -year-old girl Zaria.

"To be able to take lives like this in such a way. This was our grandson that we are talking about and our daughter. These were people that we loved," said Sharron.

Ladson was at the home of her boyfriend's mother and was outside with her friend Krystal Tillman, who was shot in the leg.

"It happened so quick," said Angie's boyfriend Davon Scott after the shooting.

Davon Scott was inside the home when the shooting happened. Police do not believe either woman was the intended target.

"I don't understand how someone could be so heartless, firing into a crowd," said Gerard.

Police are not sure what lead to the shooting. They believe there were two gunmen because they found two different types of shell casings at the scene.

Angie's family is asking anybody who knows anything, even the smallest detail, to please come forward and tell the police. They want to get these gunmen off the street and bring them to justice.

Police have said three young men between the ages of 18 and 25 were involved. They do not have a good description of them. They took off in a silver Toyota Camry.

If you can help police, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at (305) 471-  TIPS.


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