Vigil held for 2 women slain in Elizabeth on Halloween

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Friends and family of two women killed in Elizabeth on Halloween night held a vigil in their honor Friday.

Rah-Zhane Lee, 22, of Roselle, and Shaniquah Richardson, 24, of Elizabeth, were shot and killed near Second and Court streets. They were taken to the hospital but were pronounced dead a short time later. No arrests have been made.

Loved ones held a candlelight vigil at Jackson Park in Elizabeth, the site where the two women were killed. The women were said to be best friends.

"Everyone loved my sister and Rha-Zhane. She's my sister’s shadow,” says Ashley Bethea, Richardson’s sister.

Richardson was the mother to an almost 1-year-old girl.

“[Her daughter’s] birthday is next week…She’ll never know who her mother was,” Bethea says.

A motive for the shooting was not known.

Union County Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for information about the killings. Anyone with any information is asked to call 908-654-8477 (TIPS).

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