Jamila and Shannon Hubbard shot through bedroom window

8:55 PM, Jan 23, 2012   |    comments
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By Kathleen Berger

Berkeley, MO (KSDK) - Berkley police say Shannon and Jamila Hubbard's two daughters, ages 17 and 22, are with family as they investigate the possibility of who had a grudge against the family and why.

The deadly shooting happened at 1 a.m. Sunday morning at a home in the 8400 block of Buckthorn.

"It's her parents. It's one thing to lose your parents to an illness. But to be in the house where they shot and murdered is hard," said neighbor Tameka Hollis.

Hollis heard at least 10 gunshots fired outside her house on Buckthorn, in the otherwise quiet Frostwood subdivision.

"I walked through my house and was like they're shooting, and it's real close because it sounded like it was in my backyard," she said.

Then her next door neighbors' 17-year-old daughter ran over after paramedics and police arrived. She explained how her mother and stepfather were shot.

Someone standing outside of their home fired shots through her parent's bedroom window. The girl's mother, Jamila Hubbard, was pronounced dead at the house.

"You just don't know what to say or what to do how to be there," said Hollis.

The teenager's stepfather, Shannon Hubbard, is in critical but stable condition.

Berkeley police say they don't believe the shooting was random.

"We have people of interest, which would include interviewing family. We have to now learn the history of this family to uncover and develop any suspects we might have," said Chief Frank McCall Jr.

Police say perhaps someone knew the couple would have turned in for the night.

"Trying to determine if these people were targeted or if it was others in the house that might have been targeted," said Chief McCall.

Berkeley police say they do believe the shooting was over something personal.

No suspects are in custody.


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