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Mother Of Shooting Victim Fatally Shot

Posted at 9:49 AM, May 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-26 10:49:21-04

The mother of a one-year-old shooting victim has been fatally shot in Chattanooga.

News organizations reported 26-year-old Bianca Horton was found dead on the side of a road Wednesday morning.

Horton had been a witness in the case against the man accused of shooting her daughter, Zoey Duncan, in January 2015. Duncan was left paralyzed after the shooting.

Chattanooga police Chief Fred Fletcher said Horton's death was likely gang-related. He said authorities have been concerned Horton's shooting may be related to her daughter's shooting.

The suspect in Duncan's shooting, Cortez Sims, has a trial scheduled for September 27, 2016 in connection with the 2015 shooting.

Melydia Clewell, a spokeswoman for District Attorney General Neal Pinkston, did not comment on what Horton's role might have been in the case.