Memphis mom still searching for answers after teen daughter shot to death on Christmas

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The mother of a 16-year-old girl who police said was shot inside a Downtown Memphis nightclub said she is not getting the answers she needs.

“Somebody saw something.  Somebody saw something,” said Robyn Ratcliff, the mother of the teen killed.

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Police said Nia Ratcliff, 16, was murdered on Christmas Day.  Officers said a man near the nightclub discovered his vehicle had been broken into and started firing shots.  Police said one of the bullets traveled inside the club through a window and hit Nia.

‘She played soccer.  She was a basketball manager. She was in the AV class at Overton.  She recorded all the games,” said Ratcliff.

Ratcliff said she left her daughter with another mother because she had to work.  She said the mother called her and told her Nia had been shot and was fighting for her life at a hospital.

The mother said she had no idea her daughter had gone to the nightclub.

“She says, ‘sis, I need you to calm down.  I let them go to a party.  I need for you to meet me at the hospital.  She’s breathing.  She’s fighting’” she adds.

Nia died at the hospital.

FOX13 News reached out to the Level III nightclub but did not hear back right away.

Police said in a statement to FOX13.

“Investigators are working tirelessly following up on leads and information regarding the case. The investigation is ongoing and as it develops, we will release additional information.”

Anyone with information concerning this case is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 901-528-CASH.

Any information which leads to an arrest, in this case, could be worth up to $2,000.