HARVEY, LA (WVUE) - A 19-year-old is shot and killed after getting off a party bus in Jefferson Parish. Now, sheriff's deputies are looking for 22-year-old Furnell "Nonnie" Celestine, who they say is wanted for the murder. This, as the teen's grieving parents, beg for justice.
The parents of Clamisha Houston still can't believe she's gone.
Her father, Clinton Hensley, says, "She was a loving daughter, cared about her so much, for this to happen right now, it's just unbearable."
Around 1:10 Saturday morning, Houston and friends had just gotten off a party bus in the Lowe's parking lot on Manhattan Boulevard, in Harvey when sheriff's deputies say, Celestine opened fire.
"She was just trying to go have fun, just for a couple hours, and this happened," Hensley said.
"She was hit multiple times and another man was hit as well, his friends transported him to the hospital," JPSO spokesman Glen Boyd said.
Witnesses tell investigators, two groups of men started arguing on the bus. Once, they exited the bus, deputies say Celestine grabbed a weapon from a vehicle and started firing in the direction of the bus riders. Someone else fired back.
"There were two different type casings on the ground so we suspect multiple shooters," Boyd stated.
Houston died on the scene.
"I'm angry because it didn't have to happen like this," Hensley said. "I don't care, when it comes to street violence, whatever you're dealing with, with somebody else, you deal with that person, you don't involve other people."
The 19-year-old leaves behind two-year-old twins, who are too young to ever remember their mom.
"We'll show them pictures of their mother," Clamisha's mother, Latricia Houston, said.
Through their grief, this family prays that no one else will feel the sting of senseless violence, as it rips apart the lives of even the youngest victims.
"It's gotta stop, gotta stop. We've got to get our children and teach our young kids, that's just not the way," Clinton Hensley said.
Deputies urge the public, if you know where Furnell "Nonnie" Celestine is, call Crimestoppers or the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office. The other man wounded in the shooting, suffered non-life threatening injuries.