Young Girl Killed Walking to McDonald’s by Robbers

A 15-year-old girl was tragically killed in a street robbery in Florida as she and her friends were on their way to McDonald’s after a movie night during their spring break. The incident occurred on Sunday night on Southeast 16th Place, according to Cape Coral Police Chief Anthony Sizemore.

The victim, identified as Kayla Rincon-Miller, was fatally shot when a car approached the girls, blinding them with its headlights. The assailants then exited the vehicle and attempted to rob the girls, during which one of them opened fire. Kayla was hit in the chest, as reported by the police. The car carrying the shooter then sped off in a southerly direction.

The emergency services were alerted to the incident at 9:39 p.m. and officers were on the scene within minutes. They initiated lifesaving measures until medical personnel arrived and transported Kayla to a nearby hospital. Unfortunately, she succumbed to her injuries.

Chief Sizemore refrained from divulging many details about the ongoing investigation but urged anyone with information to come forward. He expressed his shock and sadness at the senseless loss of a young life, stating that the incident should resonate deeply within the community.

In the wake of the tragedy, Kayla’s family and friends are grappling with their loss. Described as a source of joy and light for her parents, Kayla’s death has left her loved ones devastated. A GoFundMe page has been set up to help cover medical and funeral costs, reflecting the family’s grief over the loss of a “beautiful soul.”

Friends of Kayla shared their shock and sorrow with local media. Bailee Powell, a close friend, told a local NBC affiliate that she was struggling to come to terms with the reality of Kayla’s death. Another friend, Elyse De Jesus, remembered Kayla as a constant companion, always accompanying her on various outings.