Families of 2 women killed on I-95 still looking for answers

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — The families of two women gunned down on I-95 are still searching for answers nearly two months later.

Tanna Gardner and Sharayne Holland died back in May.

8News Reporter Aaron Thomas has more on their plea for help from the public.

The families of two women killed in May took to the streets in Richmond Sunday, demanding to know who is responsible.

Wayne Holland, whose daughter Sharayne died in the shooting.

Thomas spoke with Wayne Holland, Sharayne’s father.

“The way she was killed was unnecessary,” Holland said. “Almost like a terror act to me and we need justice for her.”

Sharayne’s mother, Deborah, agreed with him.

“We don’t even have closure,” she said.

A Justice Rally was held Sunday in Shockoe Bottom.

Sharayne Holland and Tanna Gardner were gunned down while driving in a car along Interstate 95. Both women were last seen in some type of argument with a group of girls in a parking lot by Main Street Train Station.

The pain still lingers for Tanna’s father, Don.

Don Gardner, Tanna Gardner’s father, says he still has trouble sleeping at night after his daughter was murdered.

“You can do everything throughout the day to take your mind off of it, but at the end of the night, when you get in that bed and look up at the ceiling, and when you’re trying to get up…I have to take pills just to get to sleep at night,” Don Gardner said.

Both sets of parents have worked to raise more money to increase the cash reward to help find the person or people responsible for their daughter’s deaths. The reward is now up to $50,000 in hopes that someone will come forward with more information.

“$50,000 is a small amount compared to what they have taken from us,” Don Gardner said.

The families have raised $50,000 in reward money to anyone with information leading to the capture of the person or people responsible for their daughter’s deaths.

Both families said that standing up for justice has helped pull them through the difficult times.

“We will come down here if it takes another two years, we will stand for justice for Sharayne and Tanna … They did not deserve this.”

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