Birmingham teenager shot dead after a dispute on Facebook
An argument on Facebook took a ghastly turn of events when it ended in gunfire that killed 14 year old Kierra’onna Rice.
The online Facebook brawl between two groups of friends spilled out into the streets with a fistfight and later ended in gunfire that killed a 14-year-old girl and wounded two others in Alabama on Friday, authorities said. The fistfight between the girls was to be recorded for posting online according to th police.
Birmingham police said 14-year Kierra’onna Rice was shot and killed at around 5 p.m. in Birmingham after two males opened fire after Rice and several other girls met at a park to fight. Birmingham Police Chief A.C. Roper told the NBC reporter that some in the Facebook group planned to record the fight so video could be posted online.
Those who knew Rice say they never dreamed something like this would happen to her. They say she was loving and would lend a helping hand to anyone. Her classmate, Diamond Davis said,, “She was a good person. She, she never had any trouble. She was never in anything. She was a good person. She liked to help people.”
2 male gunshot victims are in stable condition. Deceased female victim confirmed age is 14.
— Birmingham Police (@BhamPolice) February 28, 2015
The Birmingham PD said that other two victims who were shot along with Rice, were in a stable condition and plans to release the names of the suspects once formal charges are filed.