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Mother of slain Florida teen shot during burial service

Posted at 11:31 AM, Nov 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-29 11:32:08-05

COCOA, Fla. -- An unknown gunman fired into the crowd gathered at the burial service of a teenager who was fatally shot by a Florida sheriff’s deputy earlier this month.

Officials say the deceased teen’s mother was wounded in the Saturday afternoon shooting. About 50 people were paying respects to 18-year-old Sincere Pierce.

Pierce and 16-year-old Angelo Crooms were killed Nov. 13 by a Brevard County Sheriff’s deputy. The shot hit Pierce's mother.

Family members attended to her before paramedics arrived.

She was taken to a hospital and her condition was not available. Investigators were at the cemetery searching for clues.