Two mothers mourn the loss of their sons, killed in a drive-by shooting

Two mothers mour the loss of their sons, killed in a drive-by shooting [KSNV].PNG

Two mothers who lost their sons in a drive-by shooting are speaking out and are demanding justice.

The deadly shooting happened Thursday near MLK and Washington.

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Metro police say the suspects' car drove up beside the victims and started firing.

"They took him from me. They took his baby's father. His baby is not going to know his dad," said mother, Rosa Nunez.

Rosa was holding her grandson tight as she mourned the loss of her 17-year-old son Joshua Nunez.

Nunez was the father of a one-year-old boy.

"He took care of his son. He was very aware his son came first," said Nunez.

Nunez was in a car with his brother- in- law, 19-year-old Manuel Ramos when Metro police say a car drove up beside theirs and started firing.

Nunez and Ramos were shot in the dead and both died at UMC Hospital.

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"My son didn't deserve to be killed. My son had a good heart. Everyone knows it. My family knows it," said Nunez.

Gabriela Ramos lost her son, Manuel. Besides each other both mothers remembered the songs they loved.

"For a mother, it is something terrible to lose a son. All I could say is my son was a good person and good father," said Gabriela Ramos.

Detective's ay an altercation at a gas station happened right before the shooting. The suspects followed the victim's car and fired several shots.

Rosa Nunez has a message for the people who murdered her son:

"You know you guys are wrong whatever you did you're going to pay for it. May god have mercy on your souls. You just can't do that you can't take my son."

These are the 74th and 75th homicides investigated by Metro in 2016.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Metro's Homicide Section at (702) 828-3521 or To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555 or, or text CRIMESNV plus tip information to 274637 (CRIMES). Message and data rates may apply.

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