3 siblings murdered; fourth in jail on murder charge

Murdered 15-year-old's brother shot, killed
Cameron Stokes (Source: Cameron Stokes Facebook)
Cameron Stokes (Source: Cameron Stokes Facebook)
Cateria Stokes, 15, was shot as she slept in her bed on Cottonwood Road. (Source: Family)
Cateria Stokes, 15, was shot as she slept in her bed on Cottonwood Road. (Source: Family)

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - A Memphis mother has lost three children to gun violence and one is sitting in jail for murder.

The brother of murder victim Cateria Stokes was shot and killed at The Hamlets condominiums on Sunday.

Police found Cameron Stokes and another man shot dead inside a silver Nissan Maxima on Encino Cove just before 8 p.m. Sunday.

Cameron is the older brother of 15-year-old Cateria, who was shot in the head as she slept in her bed in April 2015.

"Somebody else added on and I've got to let go and I'm not ready to," Cameron's sister, Chasity Stokes, said.

Chasity said she's sick of planning funerals, sick of holding pictures of her sisters and brothers killed by gunfire, and she is tired of being forced to make sense of tragedy.

"Now my brother is gone--another brother gone," Chasity said.

Cameron is her mother's third child killed by gunfire, and she has a son sitting in jail accused of murdering 7-year-old Kirsten Williams last year.

Cameron left jail Sunday. He was found dead a week later.

In November 2013, Curtis Stokes was murdered.

"It's not gang related or none of this," Chasity said. "Somebody's targeting my family, but nobody will listen to that."

Police have not said if the latest murder of Cameron Stokes has any relation to the killing of 7-year-old Kirsten Williams. William's family said it's likely not related.

No one has been charged in this shooting or the shooting of 15-year-old Cateria Stokes.

Friends took to social media to express their condolences for Cameron and the Stokes family.

Neighbors said they were surprised to hear five gunshots, because the area is usually quiet.

"It was just, pow, pow, pow real quick. You almost thought it was fire crackers," one neighbor said. "This is a quiet neighborhood. We don't normally get all this so it's quite surprising."

The Stokes family said they are now living in fear as to who will be next.

"Who's here to look after us? Who's here to protect my family?" Chasity asked.

Anyone with information that could help police track down the shooter or shooters is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 901-528-CASH.

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