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Community wants justice for 2 murdered teens

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HINDS COUNTY - JACKSON -

A mother and father are waning answers as to who's responsible for the death of their teenage son and his friend. They're going around passing out flyers, asking people for any tips they can provide.

"We are not going to give up and that we're going to keep fighting until we get justice for these two."

Parents and community members rallied together Saturday trying to find any information that could lead them to the person or people responsible for killing 17-year-old Albert "AJ" Barber, Jr. and 16-year-old Jason Murphy.  The bodies of the teens were found in a ditch on Gun Street in July. Both died from a single gunshot wound to the back. Now the teens' parents and the community are seeking justice.

"We provide information to the police, we provide information to the district attorney as well as the attorney general's office." Larry Nelson, Sr. is the President of Victims of Violent Crimes. A non-violent support group that helps victims' families find answers.

"We have been able to bring a many of individuals to justice for doing what we're doing," says Nelson.

They're going door-to-door, stopping strangers on the street and asking them for any information on who's responsible for AJ and Jason's deaths.

"I'm going to do whatever we can to find out whoever done this to the two young men that didn't deserve to be done the way that we got done," says Barber.

They're offering a $2,500 reward to anyone who has information on who killed AJ and Jason.

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