D.C. Teen Fatally Shot While Sitting in a Car on Valentine’s Day


The mother of a teenage girl who was fatally shot while sitting in a car on Valentine’s Day believes the shooting was a road rage incident.

Police in Washington, D.C., responded to a call about a crash on Sunday night at about 9:30 p.m., arriving to find Cierra Young, 18, wounded on the ground from gunfire.

Cierra was rushed to a hospital, where she later died.

Investigators confirm the shooting took place outside of an apartment building in the Southeast section of the city.

Cierra’s mother, LaShawn Young, spoke to WUSA, telling the station her child was shot once in the shoulder.

Young said Cierra had told her she was going out with a male friend that evening.

“I just know she was in the car with a gentleman and it’s supposed to be some [type] of road rage and some people were shooting into the car,” the grieving mother said. “They took someone that meant a lot to the whole family and I hope they’re brought to justice.”

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SOURCE: PEOPLE, Chris Harris

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