CRIME
01/21/2014 10:10 am ET | Updated Jan 25, 2014

California Mother Loses 2 Sons To Gun Violence, 19 Days Apart

The shootings of two brothers within three weeks of one other has left a California mother mourning the loss of her only children.

Dinyal New, 41, admitted that she didn't have the strength to positively identify both of her sons, instead asking relatives to do so for her, SFGate reports.

On Dec. 31, 2013, New's younger son, 13-year-old Lee Weathersby, was shot dead while he was walking home from the Oakland Boys & Girls Club. Nineteen days later, her older son, Lamar Broussard, 19, died when the car he and a friend were in was sprayed with bullets, KGO reports.

Somebody’s failing these kids,” New told NBC Bay Area. “They feel like it’s OK to murder these kids. They have no remorse or understanding afterwards.”

To "have no more kids" has caused New to struggle with her faith, she told SFGate.

"I'm still numb about Lee, so I don't know if my heart has enough room to handle Lamar's death. This is like a dream right now," New said. "I know there is a God, but I'm like, 'Why would he give a mother so much pain to handle within 19 days?' This is really hard on me."

No arrests have been made.

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