Family of mother killed in Atlanta park demanding to know why someone opened fire at a softball game

ATLANTA — The family of a woman shot and killed while watching a softball game at an Atlanta park are demanding answers.

The grieving family spoke exclusively with Channel 2′s Michael Seiden exactly two months after April Sparks was murdered.

Sparks’ family gathered in front of Atlanta City Hall on Friday and say the last two months have been a nightmare for them.

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They say no one has been arrested and charged with their loved one’s murder, so it is time for people to come forward and start talking.

“You know who you are! You know who you are! And I didn’t stutter when I said it! Come forward, be accountable and don’t be a coward!,” Ronnie Sparks, April Sparks’ uncle, said. “If you know something, you should say something because in our eyes you are just as guilty as the person or the cowards that pulled the trigger!”


On August 7, dozens of people were at the Dunbar Recreational Center inside Rosa L. Burney Park on Windsor Street watching a pickup softball game between friends.

An argument escalated into gunfire and ended with six people shot, including 6-year-old Serenity Stephens.

April Sparks and 31-year-old Rashad Rogers did not survive the attack.

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A GoFundMe campaign set up by Serenity’s mother says the girl is recovering at home.

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