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Police continue to seek help in two shooting deaths

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(09/05/12) - Police continue to search for Michael Lawrence - the fourth suspect charged in the drive by shooting of 6-year-old Layla Jones.

Jones and her father were shot outside a home in Saginaw last Wednesday on Essling Street.

Police are also searching for the person responsible for the shooting death of 21-year-old Bobby Bailey. He was shot and killed in the same neighborhood hours earlier.

The two cases are related.

Police say Jones and her father were not the intended targets in the shooting. They believe it was in retaliation for the murder of Bobby Bailey.

Police say Bailey was shot after he had a verbal argument with another man.

"I just wish somebody could just please come forward and help us find justice for my brother," said Briana Bailey.

Briana is searching for answers about the shooting death of her brother Bobby. He was more than just her brother - he was her best friend.

"You could never be around Bobby and he not make you laugh. You could never be down and he would say something and it would just make you laugh. He did that to me all the time," she said.

Every time she looks at the tattoo on her arm that she got in his memory recently and pictures, they remind her of how desperate she is to find answers.

Briana is begging the public to help solve her brother's murder.

"I just feel like we need justice because this shouldn't have happened to him. It shouldn't happen like this and I feel like if the law can't get him, then God will," she said.

Family members say Bobby liked to dance and laugh. He loved children. The way he died makes them angry.

They were also shocked to learn that 6-year-old Layla Jones was shot to death in the same neighborhood a few hours after Bobby.

"They taking other people's lives, but they taking they own too and they're not realizing that when you taking somebody life, you taking somebody daddy or sister. Bobby didn't deserve to die the way he did," said Shanique Belvin, Bobby's cousin.

If you have any information, you should contact Saginaw Police.

Bobby's funeral is Friday at Paradise Funeral Chapel in Saginaw on Washington Street at 11 a.m. Visitation is at 9 at Paradise Funeral Chapel as well.

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