Friends of Denishe-Ya King could not believe she was victim and with a gunman on the run, King’s best friend would only interview with Newschannel 3 if she was not identified.
“She was a good girl, she would graduate in June, she wanted to be a doctor, that is all she talked about, she really touched the hearts of many people,” said her friend.
Investigators say it all happened after a house party in the 400 block of St. James Avenue around 2:30 a.m. Saturday. A fight broke out and spilled into the street, and that is when a gun was pulled. After the shooting everyone ran off, King was left bleeding in the street. When police got to the scene she was dead.
“I could not believe it at first, it is still hard to believe that she is gone, that she is not going to be on the bus or in school anymore,” said Rachel Knight.
Neighbors told Newschannel 3 they heard a half a dozen shots.
Detectives are continuing to interview possible witnesses and request that anyone who may have information on this case is asked to contact Suffolk Police or the Crime Line at 1-888-Lock-U-Up. When calling Crime Line, callers do not have to give their names or appear in court. If a caller’s information leads to an arrest, the caller could qualify for a reward of up to $1,000.