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LaKandria Rush: Alabama Mother Shot Dead In SUV

LaKandria Rush: Alabama Mother Shot Dead In SUV

 LaKandria Rush, 34, was shot to death by a gunman who pulled up beside the SUV she was sitting in on Oct. 27, 2017. The mother of four was pronounced dead shortly after.

LaKandria Rush, 34, was shot to death by a gunman who pulled up beside the SUV she was sitting in on Oct. 27, 2017. The mother of four was pronounced dead shortly after.

The family of a 34-year-old mother continues to grieve after her death by gunshot in October. 

Lakandria Rush was sitting in a vehicle in Birmingham, Alabama with what authorities said was a local rappper. Suddenly, a gunman in a truck pulled up to their GMC Yukon and opened fire, shooting Rush in the passenger seat.

Authorities said Rush and another woman had met up with the man to conduct some sort of "transaction," but details remain sketchy.

Rush was pronounced dead shortly after the shooting, police said. The wounded rapper was taken to UAB Medical, where he was treated and released, according to Al.com.

A GoFundMe account created on behalf of Rush's four children says this: 

"On October 27, 2017, Lakandria "Kandie" Rush (34) of Birmingham, Alabama lost her life to a senseless act of violence, leaving behind her four beautiful children Curtis (19), Drakyra (17), Quintasia (14), and Marquis (8). This tragedy comes only a week after the Rush family had the bury their grandfather Howard Rush, the backbone of their family.  Lakandria's mother and sister, Estella and Meleehia, have taken on the responsibility for the children's care and are hoping that with the help of the GoFundMe, they will raise enough money to assist with the children's everyday care and living expenses; e.g. clothing, school expenses, basic necessities, etc.  The Family asks that you give whatever is on your heart, including prayer.

Funds will withdrawn by aunt and distributed evenly to children. One portion to be given directly to oldest (Curtis) and the rest placed into individual accounts for youngest three (Drakyra, Quintasia, and Marquis) to be used on their behalf when needed."

 

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