Family, friends hold vigil for Manassas mother killed in I-95 shooting

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CHANTILLY, Va. – Thursday, family and friends gathered to remember the victims of a deadly Mother’s Day I-95 shooting.

Recent college graduate, Tanna D. Gardner of Richmond, and 26 year old Sharayne Danielle Nicole Holland, a mother of two from Manassas, were killed when someone pulled up next to their car on I-95 near Richmond, and opened fire.  To this day, no one has been arrested.

Despite the storm that moved through Thursday, well over 100 people showed up to the vigil to remember Holland and pray for justice.  When asked, everyone said they were not surprised so many people showed up during the storm, because that is the kind of person Sharayne Holland was; she would show up, no matter what.

The family told DCW50, Holland leaves behind two babies, a two-year-old boy and a one-year-old girl who has special needs.  Family and friends are praying someone will come forward with information on who opened fire and murdered the 26-year-old mother.

“Every now and then, I try to open my eyes and wake up from this dream, it just doesn't seem real,” said Holland’s older brother.

“I'm sick to my stomach to know that somebody can do such a senseless act of violence that took such a wonderful person from so many lives.  Whoever took her from us, you took her from her babies and this is who we are getting justice for,” cried her close friend, Courtney Pollino.

The family has a Gofundme account to raise money for Holland's funeral and the  babies she leaves behind:





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