A 17-year-old girl was tragically murdered near her home while driving home from a date the day after she graduated from high school. The exemplary student had graduated from high school one year early and had planned to serve as a volunteer at Little Lighthouse during the summer before entering college to work towards a degree that would enable her to serve special needs children.
These types of senseless deaths are still far too common in our nation. This murder in Tulsa, Oklahoma illustrates the tremendous loss to our families and to our communities that occurs when someone is murdered. The victim was shot with what police describe as a high-powered rifle which is a broad definition that could cover hundreds of different makes and models of firearms. Police have not determined a motive for this tragic shooting at this time.