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Women who raised men killed in a shootout urge peace

Zornia Wallace Zornia Wallace
Dian Tandy Dian Tandy
Sharron Fields Sharron Fields
Left to right: Kavin Tandy, Mark Fields and Rayshawn Stovall Left to right: Kavin Tandy, Mark Fields and Rayshawn Stovall

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Fear of retaliation for a shootout that already killed three men prompts their families to come forward. The families say there have been Facebook threats, texts and talk on the streets of avenging the deaths at a South Louisville apartment complex. They fear that will lead to more grieving parents. 

Over the years, geography and circumstance have brought the three families of Kavin Tandy, Rayshawn Stovall and Mark Fields together. 

"At some point in time, somebody stayed over, somebody needed something, somebody needed help, somebody needed to lean on somebody," Stovall's mother, Zorina Wallace, said.

They never imagined such terrible pain would unite them so much more.

"This is a hurt I can't even explain," Tandy's grandmother, Dian Tandy, said.

Police say the three men killed one another in a shootout Sunday over drugs.  Their families don't want to see others get left behind in the same way.

"If you love your family, don't put them through this," said Tandy.

Wallace and Sharron Fields have both worked to steer kids in their neighborhoods to walk the right path.  They admit that their own sons had had problems doing that.

"My son wasn't a bad kid. He just had some hang ups," Fields said.

Now, with talk of retaliation for their son's deaths, their message of peace is even more important.

"I don't know what's going on," Wallace said.  "Don't nobody need to be doing nothing because it's not going to bring nobody back. It's not going to solve nothing."

Right now, they're finding themselves in a place they never wanted to be and where they hope that no one else ever ends up.

"I always said to my teenagers, most of all to my son, 'I don't want to bury you. I want you to bury me but it didn't go that way,'" said Fields.

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