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Family mourn loss of CCS staff member killed in Central Hilltop shooting

Jamika Ann Tashawna Summerville, 25, was shot and killed over the weekend in the Central Hilltop neighborhood.

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Jamika Summerville meant so much to so many people. The 25-year-old was an educator, a model and an entrepreneur.  

“She had just a good spirit just a glow,” said Kiesha Simpson, a family member of Jamika’s. 

On Tuesday 10TV attended a candlelight vigil for Jamika.  

Her aunt Eboni Goods said, "Jamika was a leader, Jamika was a boss like anything she set her mind to she did it.” 

“Everyone loves her...she uplifted everyone that she came in contact with,” said Simpson.  

On Saturday, Jamika died from a shooting on Belvidere Avenue in the Central Hilltop neighborhood. Columbus police have not yet released any information on a suspect.  

“Just to lose her is a tragedy it's just.... this is not true...it's just not true,” said Goods. 

Her family is demanding that justice be served and that whoever shot and killed Jamika, pay.  

“She had so much accomplished and more to accomplish,” said Latrese Summerville, Jamika’s aunt.  

Columbus City Schools said Jamika was, "a friend to staff, students, and the community and presented a positive impression in the classroom.”  

What’s getting her family through this tough time, is the strength that Jamika had every day.  

"Jamika was such a strong person and I feel her strength. So, for her to be so strong, I just have to be strong for my nieces, I got to be strong for my sister...we got to be strong for the family,” said Goods.  

"Lord I just ask that justice be served...because she didn't deserve this,” said Latrese.  

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