Orlando family pleads for help to find brothers' killers

Antonio and Christian Jones gunned down on Super Bowl Sunday


ORLANDO, Fla. – Orlando police detectives say they don't have the lead they need to figure out the person or persons who fatally shot two brothers on Super Bowl Sunday.

The victims' family on Friday asked for anyone who knows anything about the MetroWest shooting to come forward.

"As painful as it is right now, the hardest of all is accepting the fact that they were murdered. They were murdered," said Jean Jennings, the victims' aunt.

Antonio Jones, 34, and Christian Jones, 16, were gunned down February 7 on their way to a Super Bowl party at the Stonebridge Reserve in MetroWest.

Orlando police say the brothers got off the elevator at the third floor when an unknown number of people were there with guns. Police said the group chased the brothers and shot them.

Investigators say they can't comment whether there was surveillance video of the shooting, but detectives said it wasn't a random shooting.

With no leads, the victims' family is hoping the community can help investigators find out who pulled the trigger.

"Please. We're pleading with you. We need your help. We need closure. We need answers to this senseless crime. Nobody deserves to die like this. Nobody," Jennings said.

The family described Christian as an honor student who had a full life ahead of him. They said Antonio, who goes by the nickname "Shay," was a giver who leaves behind two young children.

The family says it is looking for justice and closure.

"It's not going to bring Christian or Shay back, but at least we'll have piece of mind that somebody somewhere is locked up for the crime they have committed," said Ashawnte Jennings, the victims' cousin.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Crimeline at 407-423-8477. 

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