Woman Shot Over Cigarette: Mom of 1 Year Old Dies in Teen Shooting

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By Jessica Rodriguez , Christian Post Contributor
December 12, 2012|7:57 am
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A woman has been shot over a cigarette, in an incident that has shocked the local community on Pa. The 22 year old mother was shot and later died from her wounds, according to local reports.

The tragedy happened when a group of teenagers were told by the young mother, Kayla Peterson, to "get a job" when they followed her and her boyfriend, William Bailey, 28, as they walked from a local store.

They were reportedly hounding the couple to give them cigarettes.

Two 14 year olds, Todavia Cleckley and Marcus Velasquez, and a 13-year-old, Kyle Goosby Jr., have been arrested by police in connection with the killing.

According to Bailey, Velasquez pulled out a gun and shot Peterson, who was his fiancee.

The group of young teens and the couple had been shouting at each other after the group saw Bailey purchase cigarettes from a local store. They followed the couple as they headed home, resulting in Peterson confronting the group and telling them to get a job.

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Bailey and Peterson have a one year old daughter, Ellionna, who will now grow up with a single father following the death of her mom.

The father has said, "She really was the rock of our family. I don't know what I'm going to do."

After hearing about the tragedy, the Big Beaver Falls Area School District issued a statement stating that all three suspects had not "been part of the student body or within the district's buildings for over a year."

Goolsby has since been arrested by police, but the other two suspects have still not been found.

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