Community shocked in wake of 16-year-old’s shooting death

Trinity Shannon Shooting Scene

Members of the Field Crest Apartments community are still in shock after a 16-year-old girl was declared dead there minutes after a drive-by shooting at a nearby Northport fast food restaurant.

On Tuesday, Trinity Shannon was shot to death inside a vehicle at Wendy’s near the intersection of U.S. Highway 82 and Alabama Highway 69. After the shooting, the injured driver took off and drove to the apartment complex. Another woman in the vehicle escaped harm.

The driver told police he and the man accused of the shooting, 19-year-old Kenderius Sherman, had a long history of disagreements. Sherman was charged with capital murder and two counts of attempted murder, and remains in the Tuscaloosa County Jail without bond.

Field Crest residents said their neighborhood is a quiet and family-friendly place where everyone looks out for each other.

Brothers Cha-Ronzo and Drew Pruitt have lived in the area for some time. They said they knew something was wrong when they came home from work Tuesday and saw the flashing lights and chaos.

Once they learned the details, it was hard to process.

”It was just sad because she had her whole life to live,” Cha-Ronzo Pruitt said.

Trinity’s shooting death comes just days after the shooting death of 13-year-old Kei’lan Allen, who was an unintended target during a drive-by shooting at his West Tuscaloosa home.

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