Teen Girl Shot Dead While Walking to McDonald's on Spring Break

Teen Girl Shot Dead While Walking to McDonald’s on Spring Break

Authorities are looking for the shooter who killed a 15-year-old girl during a street fight in Florida when she and her two companions were on their way to McDonald’s following a movie night out.

At a press conference on Monday, Cape Coral Police Chief Anthony Sizemore stated that Kayla Rincon-Miller was shot on Sunday night in the 2000 block of Southeast 16th Place.

“It should strike a nerve that a young, vibrant 15-year-old girl was shot dead in the street,” Sizemore stated.

According to Sizemore, Kayla lost her life when a car arrived and its headlights blinded the girls. The attackers attempted to rob them after jumping out of the automobile. One of them started firing. Kayla was hit in the chest, according to the police.

The gunman then made off south in the car he was driving.

At 9:39 p.m., someone made a 911 call. Within minutes, officers came and started trying to save Kayla’s life. When emergency medical personnel arrived, they brought her to a hospital, where she eventually passed away.

Sizemore asked the public for information while offering few specifics about the case.

In the meantime, friends and family were devastated. According to a platform for online fundraising, Kayla brightened and provided joy to her parents’ lives.

“Her passing has left our family devastated, mourning the loss of this beautiful soul,” the GoFundMe page established to pay for funeral and medical costs wrote.

Friend Bailee Powell expressed her disbelief to the local NBC station WBBH-TV.

“[I’m] honestly not good at all. I’ve been crying all day every time I think of her … I like, it’s not real. I’m in denial right now,” she stated. “She’s just literally my best friend since I can’t even imagine. We went everywhere together, football games, track meet, Sunsplash.”

“She was like my passenger princess, like she was always in my car. I would like go get my hair done and we would just sit there, wherever, or sometimes the gas station, not even buy anything,” Elyse De Jesus stated. “You need God. What if it was your best friend or your sister?”