Deadly shooting of little girl started from Facebook argument


Lyvia Robinson shooting thegrio.com

Lyvia Robinson was only 3 years old when police say she was killed in a drive-by shooting while standing in the doorway of her Huntsville, Alabama home.

According to police, the shooting was the culmination of an argument that started with a joke on Facebook.

 

But, according to AL.com, that “joke” turned into an argument between Kingston and Evenes’ ex-girlfriend, Ashley Brown. Eventually, the argument spiraled, bringing Evenes in as well as Brown’s friend, who was also little Lyvia’s mother.

Things turned deadly when Evenes, Kingston, and another man, Dominique Russell, went to the Robinson and fired shots, according to local station WAAY.

All three were later arrested.

Police said that Evenes admitted to the shooting during a police interview but insisted that he wasn’t aiming for any one person. Evenes also claimed that he did not know he had hit the little girl.

Russell would only admit that he was the owner of the gun when police told him that it had been used to kill a little girl, and Kingston reportedly rode in the back of the car during the drive-by.

The community reacts

Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle condemned the shooting in a statement, saying it was a “senseless shooting evolving from an argument among reckless adults.”

“No matter the root cause, this is criminal behavior, which we will not tolerate in Huntsville,” Battle added.

“This case in particular breaks the heart of everybody that’s involved,” Lt. Michael Johnson, spokesman for the Huntsville Police Department, told WAFF.

Lyvia’s cousin Latoya told WHNT that the little girl was “the sweetest thing ever, little, cute … Everything you could ever want in a child.”

A GoFundMe page has been started to cover the funeral costs and has already raised $7,500.

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Big city fella, Born and Raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. Lived in New York (a part time New Yorker) for three years . I have lived in the Sacramento area since 1993. When I first moved here, I hated it. Initially found the city too conservative for my tastes. A great place to raise children however too few options for adults . The city has grown up, there is much to do here. The city suffers from low self esteem in my opinion, locals have few positive words to say about their hometown. visitors and transplants are amazed at what they find here. From, the grand old homes in Alkali Flats, and the huge trees in midtown, there are many surprises in Sacramento. Theater is alive is this area . And finally ,there is a nightlife... In.downtown midtown, for the young and not so young. My Criticism is with local government. There is a shortage of visionaries in city hall. Sacramento has long relied on the state, feds and real estate for revenue. Like many cities in America,Downtown Sacramento was the hub of activity in the area. as the population moved to the suburbs and retail followed. The city has spent millions to revive downtown. Today less than ten thousand people live downtown. No one at city hall could connect the dots. Population-Retail. Business says Sacramento is challenging and many corporations have chosen to set up operations outside the cities limits. There is vision in the burbs. Sacramento has bones, there are many good pieces here, leaders seem unable or unwilling to put those pieces together into. Rant aside, I love it here. From the trees to the rivers. But its the people here that move me. Sacramento is one of the most integrated cities in America. I find I'm welcome everywhere. The spices work in this city of nearly 500,000 and for the most part these spices blend well together. From Ukrainians to Hispanics and a sizable gay community, all the spices seem to work well here. I frequently travel and occasionally I will venture into a city with huge racial borders, where its unsafe to visit after certain hours. I haven't found it here. I cant imagine living in a community where there is one hue or one spice. I love the big trees, Temple Coffee House, the Alhambra Safeway, Zelda's Pizza, Bicyclist in Midtown, The Mother Lode Saloon, Crest Theater, and the Rivers. I could go on and I might. Sacramento is home.

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