Young Fla. Mom Who Was Innocent Bystander Is Killed in Crossfire, and Nobody Has Been Arrested
“Two young children have lost their mother," a St. Petersburg Police spokesperson said
A young mother of two was shot to death after being caught in the crossfire of a fight outside a Florida salon.
Early Sunday morning, 23-year-old Arnieceia Milton was standing nearby the Dread Pros & More salon in St. Petersburg when a large crowd gathered, according WTSB and Bay9News. The spot was a popular hangout on the weekends, according to police. At one point, a fight between two people broke out and Milton, an innocent bystander, was struck by a stray bullet.
Milton, who was not involved in the fight, was taken to Bayfront Health St. Petersburg, where she was pronounced dead.
This is not the first time a fight has broken out in the area.
"This has happened before, where we have a large crowd gathered at night, where an argument breaks out and someone ends up being hurt,” St. Petersburg Police spokesperson Sandra Bentil told the Tampa Bay Times.
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No suspects have been identified and authorities are asking witnesses with information to come forward.
"This is devastating,” Bentil said. “Two young children have lost their mother — we are appealing to anyone who was out here to please contact us and help us bring justice."
Anonymous tips can be sent by texting SPPD and the tip to TIP-411. Anyone with information on the shooting can call 727-893-7780 to be eligible for a reward.