15-Year-Old Girl Shot Dead Walking to McDonalds

CAPE CORAL, Fla. — A 15-year-old girl was fatally shot during a robbery in Cape Coral, Florida, as she and her friends were on their way to a McDonald’s after a movie night out during spring break. Police are now searching for the gunman responsible for the tragic incident.

The victim, identified as Kayla Rincon-Miller, was shot on Sunday night in the 2000 block of Southeast 16th Place, according to Cape Coral Police Chief Anthony Sizemore. Speaking at a news conference on Monday, Sizemore described the incident as deeply troubling, stating, “It should strike a nerve that a young, vibrant 15-year-old girl was shot dead in the street.”

Sizemore provided limited details about the case, but revealed that the girls were targeted when a car pulled up and blinded them with its headlights. The assailants quickly exited the vehicle and attempted to rob them. One of the attackers opened fire, striking Kayla in the chest. The shooter’s vehicle then fled the scene, heading south.

Authorities received a 911 call at 9:39 p.m. and officers responded promptly. They initiated lifesaving efforts until emergency medical services arrived and transported Kayla to a hospital, where she tragically succumbed to her injuries.

The police chief appealed to the community for any information that could assist in identifying the suspects involved in the shooting.

The devastating loss has left family members and friends shattered. An online fundraising campaign has been set up to raise funds for medical and funeral expenses, with the description emphasizing the impact Kayla had on her loved ones.

The senseless tragedy has rocked the community, leaving those who knew Kayla grieving for the loss of a bright and beloved young soul.