COLQUITT CO., GA (WALB) - Mothers of two of the five victims shot and killed in a Colquitt County home this week attend a vigil Friday night thanking the community for their support. That tragedy left the community in shock., but they came together hoping for healing.
Friends planned the candlelight vigil for the five victims. This is the first time the parents of any of the victims spoke publicly since the horrible crime.
"We need support because it is very tormenting not knowing the last minutes that they suffered," said Jordan Croft's mother.
An emotional plea by the mother of Jordan Croft as she and Reid Williams' mother speak to people at a vigil in Moultrie about the last moments with their sons.
"He leaned down and he hugged me and he kissed me on the cheek and he said I'll see you for supper tomorrow night momma," said Reid Williams' Mother. "I had no idea that was the last time I would see my baby."
"He said mom I've had the best time and I have found my happy place," said Jordan Croft's Mother. "Now he truly has."
Some Colquitt County firefighters were in attendance along with friends who wiped away tears as they remembered the good times spent with the victims.
"It's really upsetting what happened to them and this community is going to take it hard," said Courtney Russell, Alicia Norman and Johnathan Edwards' friend.
"As much death as everyone has seen lately I'm hoping it'll bring everyone closer to God," said Justin Winders, Friend.
They wore t-shirts with the words "Our angels on the front" and the victims' names and birthdates on the back. Some are still in shock over the way they died.
"You should never have to go through that," said Russell.
"I think everybody was just hoping in the back of their head it was an accident," said Angel Strickland, Friend and Vigil Organizer.
Balloons were released in their memory. Friends are now making sure the victims' families have their support.
Donations were taken up for the families. The mothers also thanked the Firefighters and law enforcement for their continuous work on the investigation.
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