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Vigil Planned for Slain Brother, Sister



    A violent night Washington DC leaves a brother and sister dead. (Published Saturday, July 20, 2013)

    Friends and family will gather Monday night to remember a brother and sister gunned down over the weekend in D.C.

    Jamie Jenkins, 28, and her brother, 21-year-old Jamahl Jenkins, were shot in the 5300 block of East Capitol Street early Saturday morning. He died at the scene; she died at a hospital.

    Their mother told NBC4 she believes they were killed over electronics.

    "It was so senseless; it wasn't worth it," she said.

    She said someone stole her daughter's small tablet computer and cell phones. Jamie Jenkins then stopped at a friend's house and called her brother. They both ended up dead.

    "They didn't have to do that. It was senseless. It was a little Nook tablet and three phones; that wasn't anything," their mother said. "And they died for that?"

    No arrests have been made in the case.

    Relatives said they didn't know whether the person who stole Jamie Jenkins' possessions was the person who shot her and her brother. They're looking for answers for the two losses in their family.

    Family members say Jamie Jenkins was an aspiring singer who was in a band that performed Friday night, and that she and her brother were always there for each other.

    Family members have planned a vigil for 7:45 p.m., but they are still working on a location.

    The Jenkins' deaths were just one of four shooting incidents in the city over the weekend. Six people were shot and one other died in shootings late Friday night and early Saturday morning.