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NFL's Shaq Lawson to Pay for Funeral of 11-Year-Old Shooting Victim from His Home State

Manuela Cardiga
Jun 29, 2019
04:46 A.M.
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NFL star Shaq Lawson has offered to pay for the funeral expenses of an 11-year-old girl who was fatally shot in South Carolina.

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The horror of urban violence has claimed another innocent life - 11-year-old Ja'Naiya Scott from Anderson, South Caroline.

The occurrence shocked South Carolina native and NFL star Shaq Lawson, who has offered to help the family by paying for the funeral.

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"It could have been my little sister. I've got a little sister around that age, and it could have been one of my family members." Shaq Lawson

LITTLE GIRL SHOT IN HER OWN HOME

Little Ja’Naiya was shot on June 23, 2019, when a gunman entered her family's home in Anderson.

The intruder shot Ja’Naiya and two more victims, aged 11 and 18, who were injured but survived. Ja'Naiya was shot more than 35 times and was pronounced dead at the emergency room at AnMed Health Medical Center.

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The community gathered to hold a vigil for Ja’Naiya, and to pray for the recovery of her 18-year-old sister and her 11-year-old cousin.

BRUTAL CRIME SHOCKS SHAQ LAWSON

The news of the brutal crime reached Buffalo Bills defensive end Lawson, who grew up 20 miles from Ja’Naiya’s hometown, and he immediately offered to defray the costs of the funeral.

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ANDERSON COMMUNITY PAYS HOMAGE TO SLAIN CHILD

The community gathered to hold a vigil for Ja’Naiya, and to pray for the recovery of her 18-year-old sister and her 11-year-old cousin. The younger girl remains in critical condition.

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Ja’Naiya's uncle Fred Rice announced that Lawson had reached out to the little victim's mother Marshella Rice and would be paying for the funeral.

“I know her heart was hurting. I was so speechless I couldn’t say anything. I felt for her pain. I felt the pain, too. I felt like any way I could possibly help out, I was going to do that. It hit my heart,” Lawson said.

The man who killed Ja’Naiya and shot her cousin and her sister has yet to be identified, and Anderson Police is investigating this heinous crime.

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SOUTH CAROLINA WOMAN SHOOTS CRIMINAL IN HER HOME

An unidentified South Carolina woman shot an escaped convict who broke into her home.

The man identified as inmate Bruce Webb McLaughlin Jr. had escaped from Pickets County Prison along with fellow convict Timothy Cleveland Dill by assaulting a male and a female detention officer.

The two men broke into the woman's house through the back door, and McLaughlin armed himself with a knife from her kitchen.

They were confronted by the homeowner who has a license to carry a concealed weapon, and she shot McLaughlin in the head. The woman then called 911, and McLaughlin was pronounced dead at a hospital.

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