Father of Murdered Union City Teen Speaks Out
UNION CITY, Ga. - Horace Cameron invited FOX 5's Deidra Dukes to a relative's College Park home Tuesday morning to talk about his daughter Amaira and the search for her killer, but broke down during the interview. "This is hitting me so hard right now, I'm sorry, I'm sorry Ms. Dukes," said Cameron.
The 15-year-old Union City girl and her brother were visiting the Oakley Shoals Apartments when she was gunned down in the parking lot around 8:30 Sunday night. The teen was hanging out with friends when someone drove into the complex, exchanged words with the group, and then opened fire from the car, shooting Cameron in the head.
A resident who was home when shots rang out said, "It was sad to see just to see a child on the ground like that dead. It just kind of broke my heart."
Investigators returned to the crime scene Monday afternoon, taking pictures and scouring the area for evidence, as the search continued for the gunman.
Union City Police Officer Chris Murphy said, "The people on scene were able to give me a lot of information that detectives are following up we have promising leads."
Amaira's friends and classmates placed balloons and stuffed animals at the scene of the deadly shooting Monday. "For this to happen to her is sad," a friend said. Cameron attended Langston Hughes High School.
People who live in the apartment complex told FOX 5 News there are some gang problems in the area. Police have not said if that was a factor in the shooting.