Girl, 14, Shot Dead During Fight Stemming From Facebook Dispute

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An argument on Facebook turned into a fistfight that was to be recorded and posted online, but it ended in gunfire that killed a 14-year-old girl and wounded two others in Alabama on Friday, authorities said.

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, NBC station WVTM reported. Birmingham Police Chief A.C. Roper told the station that some in the group planned to record the fight so video could be posted online.

The other two victims shot were in stable condition Saturday, police said. Police told WVTM they have suspects and formal charges are pending.


— Phil Helsel