Thursday, August 18, 2011

RIP Jasmine Jerona Banks

There are a few remnants of a large candle-lit vigil for Jasmine Banks outside the now shuttered MSG club, located in a strip mall in Capitol Heights.

From a PG police report: On August 8, 2011, at approximately 2:44 am., patrol officers responded to the 7900 block of Central Avenue, Capitol Heights, Maryland, for the report of a shooting, outside the MSG nightclub. When the officers arrived, they found Jasmine Jerona Banks, 20, of District Heights, Maryland, and another male victim suffering from gunshot wounds. Banks was transported to a local hospital where she was admitted in critical condition. She was pronounced deceased the next afternoon as a result from her injuries. The male victim was also transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

I have been to this site on a couple of previous occasions when murders had occurred in the vicinity, though had never previously found any memorials built at the site, which is on a busy commercial property.

Prince Georges County authorities have now ordered the club closed for several violations.

Considerably more information is at GoryPG.

Prayers for this young woman and her loved ones.

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