Teen victim of 2012 gang shootout in Tennessee dies

CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee. – An innocent teenager is the victim of a 2012 gang shootout in Tennessee died after years of constant medical care.

The Times Free Press reports that the 17-year-old Keoshia Ford died on Tuesday.

In 2012, Ford was playing outside when she was shot in the head during a shootout between two gang groups in Chattanooga, according to the authorities. At the time she was 13.

The newspaper says Ford needed a nurse’s constant care for years, spending time in a bed or a wheelchair and this year just beginning to respond to and recognize voices. In the past few months, Ford also struggled with respiratory problems and was in the hospital, the report said.

The teenager charged with the shooting of Ford received a sentence of two years.

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