‘I want justice, and I want peace’: Family left with pain and questions after 2 killed in overnight shooting

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Nicole Richard and her family have been left with pain and questions.

“I just don’t know what to do,” Richard said. “But I’m trying to hold up and be strong for my family and my grandbaby that she left me.”

Richard said her daughter, Ambria Richard, was one of two people shot and killed early Friday morning at Airways and Lamar.

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According to MPD, both victims were pronounced dead inside their vehicle on the scene.

Richard said the other victim is the father of her grandson.

“I did see her last night to come home to check on the baby, and she said she was coming back home, but she never made it,” she said. “His grandmother came back over and asked, ‘have I heard from him?’ But I hadn’t heard from him since last night when she came by the house.”

Sadly, this isn’t the first time Richard has lost a child. Her son, Marikus Howard, was shot and killed seven years ago.

She’s still searching for justice in his death.

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“I’m just praying and asking God to bring whoever killed my son and whoever killed my daughter to justice,” she said. “I want justice, and I want peace.”

Peace is what two families are now hoping for in this painful time.

“Give me some justice,” she said. ”His mom some justice. Everybody some justice within my family and within his family. Especially for my grandson.”