Pastor’s daughter shot dead, several others injured on Easter Sunday

By The Christian Post

Areyelle M. Yarbrough. | Facebook/Areyelle M Yarbrough

Radio personality Rickey Smiley and Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin are among the leading voices condemning the fatal shooting of the beloved daughter of a local pastor and wounding of several others, including four children, Sunday night.

Areyelle Yarbough, the 32-year-old daughter of the Rev. Michael Yarbrough of Shady Grove Missionary Baptist Church, was shot in the head at Patton Park at about 7 p.m., AL.com reported. Five other victims, ages 21, 17, 16, 15, and 4, were also wounded. The 16-year-old boy was shot in the right hip while another female was shot in the chest.

Yarbrough, who was employed as the county’s manager of principal accounting and sang remotely for her father’s church earlier on Sunday morning, was pronounced dead at the scene at 7:33 p.m.

Calls made to Shady Grove Missionary Baptist Church for comment Tuesday were not immediately answered, but Smiley, a Birmingham native who knows the Yarbrough family well, has offered a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of Yarbrough’s killer.

Source:The Christian Post