Mother of 2 fatally shot in St. Petersburg

Arnieceia Milton, 23, was shot and killed early Sunday morning in St. Petersburg, according to the St. Petersburg Police Department.

It happened around 1:30 a.m. outside the Dread Pros & More salon.

Detectives say a crowd gathered in the 1600 block of 16th St. S. and they believe shots were fired during an argument between two people.

Milton was hit by gunfire and taken to Bayfront Health St. Petersburg, where she was pronounced dead.

"We believe another person was injured, but we haven't spoken with that person and that person and that person didn't show up at the hospital," explained Sandra Bentil, St. Petersburg Police Department public information officer. "So again, we're just appealing to anybody who was out here to give us a call and help us to understand exactly what happened."

Courtesy: St. Petersburg Police Department

According to investigators, Milton, a mother of two, was an innocent bystander and was not involved in the argument. 

"This is devastating. Arnieceia is a mother of two young children, and to lose anybody this way is devastating," Bentil said.

She added, "For two young children to have lost a mother and there to be so many people around, we would like to appeal to everyone, to please, if you were here, if you have any information about what happened, to contact us."

 Anyone with information is asked to call 727-893-7780 or text SPPD and your tip to TIP-411 to remain anonymous.

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