By Tyler Vazquez (Florida Today) ————————- Mon., Nov.30, 2020
BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. – Burial services for Sincere Pierce ended abruptly Saturday afternoon when an unknown gunman fired a single shot and struck the teenager’s mother.
The gunfire came as guests were paying their last respects to the 18-year-old, one of two teens killed Nov. 13 by a Brevard County deputy in Cocoa. Funeral services for the other teen, 16-year-old Angelo Crooms, were held Nov. 21.
As the pastor finished his prayers at Riverview Memorial Gardens and Pierce’s friends and loved ones placed flowers on his casket, a loud pop was heard.
The single gunshot was followed by stunned silence before Quasheda Pierce yelled that she had been hit. Mourners were at first slow to react before realizing what had occurred. The crowd of about 50 people panicked and left the cemetery as friends and family of Quasheda Pierce attended to her injury.
She was helped into a minivan before ambulances and EMTs arrived. The nature and severity of her injuries were not immediately known. Some at the scene said she had been shot in the leg.