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‘Everybody loved Mya’: Family mourns 19-year-old killed in Birmingham shooting

BIRMINGHAM - A wave of grief has swept over the city of Birmingham following the tragic shooting of 19-year-old #MyaParker, who was remembered as an energetic, independent, and deeply loved individual.

Parker was a graduate of Minor High School, though she spent the majority of high school in #Gardendale. After graduate, she worked several jobs, including at Applebee’s in Five Points West. She had just landed at new job with environmental services at UAB and was set to start orientation on Friday.

Parker was also looking forward to turning 20 in just a couple of weeks.

The incident occurred at 10th Street West and Graymont Avenue, where Parker and another young woman were found injured. Despite the swift response and efforts of medical professionals, Parker succumbed to her injuries early Sunday at #UAB Hospital.

Parker was found shot inside her vehicle, a scene that has left the community shocked and heartbroken. The other young woman injured in the incident is currently receiving treatment, with the community rallying in support and hoping for her recovery.

The Birmingham Police Department is actively investigating the incident, working tirelessly to piece together the events that led to this tragic loss. As the city mourns, there is a collective call for justice and a renewed focus on community safety.

Our thoughts are with the friends and family of Mya Parker, and all those affected by this tragic event.

This is a developing story. More updates to follow.

Writer: @leahgordone 📷: Facebook — Follow more at #BlackGirlNews @itsblackgirlnews 


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