Who knew that Facebook would one day be the deciding factor between life and death? With today’s new technologies, this is the quandary we are engulfed within. The traumatic events that led to the death of a 14-year old in Birmingham, AL began on this social networking site with threats of a brawl between the victim and a group of her peers.
The argument was taken off Facebook and onto the street by the teens. At this time, two unidentified males brought guns to the fist fight and a shooting rampage ensued directed toward Kierra’onna Rice., the victim. A seventeen and nineteen year old were taken into custody after being identified by onlookers as the potential shooters. Two others were injured in the fatal shooting.
A known motive for the murder has not been released, but a local news station is reporting that one of the suspects may have been defending his girlfriend against Rice through gunfire.