ST. MARY PARISH, La. (KLFY) Family and friends gathered recently on Highway 90, near the Baldwin exit for a balloon release in memory of Karlnita Marks.
The release was held at the scene of a shooting that took the young woman’s life.
25 year old Marks was discovered just before midnight Saturday, May 31, morning sitting in her vehicle with a gunshot wound to the head.
Her mother says before that she was talking with her daughter on the cell phone.
She says her daughter told her someone in a vehicle was following behind her vehicle.
We’re told Karlnita’s phone suddenly went silent and that’s when her mother believes her daughter was shot.
“This is a good child for her to have to be shot like that. Whoever you are, lady or man, step up. She has three kids left behind. Thats not right. I want justice for Karlnita.”
The family says they’ll continue to work with the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s office who is investigating the case as a homicide.