NORFOLK, VA. (THECOUNT) — Sierra Jenkins has been recognized because the younger reporter killed in a double-fatal taking pictures exterior a Norfolk, Virginia restaurant and bar Saturday.
Jenkins, 25, a former intern on the Atlanta headquarters of CNN, was shot lifeless exterior Norfolk eatery, Chicho’s Backstage, together with one other particular person on Saturday. In whole, 5 folks have been shot.
In accordance with experiences, Jenkins, who coated training for The Virginian-Pilot of Norfolk, was exiting the eatery, when she and Devon M. Harris, 25, of Portsmouth, have been caught within the crossfire of an argument that has escalated into pictures fired early Saturday.
Jenkins and Harris have been transported to space hospitals the place they have been each pronounced lifeless of gunshot accidents.
One other lady had a life-threatening gunshot wound, whereas two extra males obtained gunshot wounds that weren’t life-threatening, police mentioned in a information launch.
Jenkins grew up in Norfolk and graduated from Georgia State College. She labored as an intern at Atlanta Journal and CNN earlier than becoming a member of The Pilot in December 2020.
“Sierra was a vivid and gifted lady with a lot going for her. Her ardour for journalism was plain and our neighborhood is best due to her reporting,” mentioned Kris Worrell, editor-in-chief of Virginia Media, which operates The Virginian-Pilot and several other different newspapers. “Sierra was humorous and energetic and filled with enthusiasm. We’re completely heartbroken.”
Jenkins had lately celebrated her twenty fifth birthday and obtained her first house in Virginia Seaside a month in the past after having lived with household, the newspaper reported.
No suspect info was offered by officers.
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