The family and friends of Asheley Jewell will gather this weekend to pray for the teen who is still in critical condition.
According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Asheley’s loved ones will hold candlelight vigil on Saturday at 7 p.m. It will be held at O’Reilly Auto Parts, near the site of the incident that left Asheley in critical condition.
Last Saturday, Asheley was shot in the head while riding with her friends on Old National Highway. Although more shots were fired, none of the other people in the car were hurt. The teen is currently being treated at Grady Memorial Hospital.
“The vigil is a step toward healing a family victimized by senseless violence,” said Asheley’s cousin, attorney Ebony Phillips. “It is also a call for justice in hopes that someone will come forward with invaluable information about this case. Although nothing can undo the events of March 5, 2011, the family is hopeful that justice will prevail.”
This is the second time within two years that such a tragedy has struck the teen’s family. Asheley is the daughter of Kandi Burruss’ ex-fiancé A.J. Jewell, who died in 2009 after a fight outside of his Atlanta strip club.
— Sonya Eskridge