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Funeral Held Saturday For Teen Killed In Miami Drive-By

MIAMI (CBS4) – Family and friends gathered Saturday to say their final goodbyes to a 17-year-old girl who was one of three people killed recently in a drive-by shooting in Miami.

The service for Jaykia Pitts was held at the Faith Community Baptist Church at 10401 N.W. 8th Ave.

Pitts was shot in front of the Bawa Food Market at the corner of N.W. 5th Ave. and 54th Street in Miami on July 17th.

She spent several weeks fighting for her life at Jackson Memorial Hospital, but succumbed to her injuries on Monday, August 8th. Police say she was an innocent bystander.

The shooting also took the lives of 29-year-old Demetrius Owens, who was Pitts' boyfriend and the father of their one-year-old daughter, Armani. Rudolph Sawyer, 23, of Miami was also killed. It's not known why they were shot.

Sawyer's loved ones said he had a six-year-old son. A fourth person, a man in his twenties, was also wounded. Surveillance tape captured the gunmen fleeing in a stolen car that was later found by police.

They still have no good description of the suspects but police are receiving some tips after a public plea for help by the families on July 19th.

Anyone with information about this case is urged to call the Police Department's Homicide Unit at (305) 603-6350 or Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at (305) 471-TIPS (8477).

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