Witnesses: Teen girl shot, killed breaking up a fight in Wilmington

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Witnesses say the 16-year-old shot and killed in Wilmington was trying to break up a fight when gunshots rang out in Wilmington, Delaware. (WPVI)

Witnesses say the 16-year-old shot and killed in Wilmington was trying to break up a fight when gunshots rang out in Wilmington, Delaware.

Tynesia Cephas died in the shooting that happened around 9:30 p.m. in the 900 block of Kirkwood Street.

Police say Tynesia was shot multiple times in the chest.

She was taken to Christiana Hospital in critical condition and later succumbed to her injuries.

The mother and brother of Tynesia say they just want to know the truth.

They're calling on the shooter to step forward.

"I hope that whoever the guy is, he can find it in his heart to turn himself in, or if somebody turns him in, because it's really heavy on us right now," said Tyzell Cephas.

A community action forum addressing the violence in Wilmington was already scheduled for this Sunday.

That meeting is at 3 o'clock at the Grace United Methodist Church on North Washington Street.

Anyone with information is asked to call Wilmington Police Detective McKenzie Kirlin at 302-576-3653.

Information may also be submitted to the Delaware Crime Stoppers Tipline at 1-800-TIP-3333, where information received may lead to a reward.

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