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Hermitage Woman Killed During Shooting In Florida

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by Chris Cannon

HERMITAGE, Tenn. - A woman who moved to St. Petersburg, Florida two months ago was killed when someone opened fire on the car she was a passenger in early Friday morning.

21-year-old Felicia Vickers was hit by gunfire that erupted after someone in the car got into an argument with the gunman.

The people Vickers traveled with took her to Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg and dropped her off and left.

Vickers was on life support systems until late Friday afternoon when her family decided to end that medical care.

Vickers attended McGavock High School and moved to Florida two months ago.

"This was a senseless tragedy, that wasn't expected," said Greg Locke, pastor of Global Vision Bible Church in Mt. Juliet.

The family was notified about the shooting early Friday morning.

"Here's a daughter, a mom, down in Florida and all the sudden you get this call that this tragedy has taken place in the night," according to Locke.

Vickers had a 3-year-old son in Nashville.

Locke is working with the family to deal with the emotional toll Vickers' death has taken, and to help them pay for her funeral.

"(It's) so very difficult to have those type of means, and those type of funds available on hand. So anything the community can do to help the family would help soften the blow," the pastor said.

Members of the community can assist the family by making a donation on Global Vision's web site. http://globalvisionbc.com/give-online/ They can also mail a donation to the church. All donations should be marked "funeral fund".

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