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Mother of two is gunned down at 2-year-old's birthday party in Tennessee

Mother of two is gunned down at 2-year-old's birthday party in Tennessee

Shanice Amerson, 21, loved nothing better than to play with her two small children.

Her best friend, Sharaven Clinton, told local media that she will miss her friend.

"Most thing I'm going to miss about her is seeing her playing with her kids," Clinton told KFDA-TV. "Like, that's all she ever cared about. And I know if I could give my life for hers, I would."

A child's birthday party turned into a bloody scene of chaos Thursday in a Dyersburg, Tennessee, home when a confrontation among adults turned deadly.

Police said six people were shot, including a child. Twenty-one-year-old Shanice Amerson, the mother of two children, was fatally wounded.

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