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Mother of Clark Avenue shooting victim wants answers

Posted at 11:02 PM, Aug 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-01 12:04:39-04

CLEVELAND — Wednesday morning was the last time Andrea Parra heard from her son Antonio, who she nicknamed “Bisket.”

She said Antonio was on his way to buy shoes for a new job, but only hours later, she received a frantic phone call from a family friend.

“Bisket's dead,” Andrea Parra said. “I told the people at my job, I told my coworkers, ‘I gotta go. I gotta go. My son just got killed. I gotta go,’ So I left.”

Antonio Parra died from a gunshot wound just outside of a barber shop on Clark Avenue Wednesday afternoon.

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Andrea Parra said in the days following her son’s death she has been left in the dark with no new information.

“Because you don’t know what’s going on,” Andrea Parra said. “Are you really even trying to find out who did this to him? Do you even care who did this to him?”

Andrea Parra’s mother spent Saturday afternoon shopping for the suit and tie she will bury her son in. It’s a reality that hasn’t set in yet.

“I don’t know. I don’t know why he got killed. And then for someone to shoot you eight times...” Andrea Parra said.

A vigil honoring Antonio Parra will he held Sunday near Longwood Avenue where he grew up. A time and location has yet to be determined.

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