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07/18/11 — Friends gather to pay tribute to 19-year-old shooting victim

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Friends gather to pay tribute to 19-year-old shooting victim

By Gary Popp
Published in News on July 18, 2011 1:46 PM

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Shawndae Pinkney listens to speakers share stories about Cquashanda Laquan Mitchell during a memorial Saturday. Friends and classmates gathered at Berkeley Mall to honor Miss Mitchell, 19, who was fatally shot in her home last week. Friends spoke at the 9 p.m. ceremony, which also included a candle-lighting and a balloon release.

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Cquashanda Mitchell

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Robbie Mitchell, Cquashanda's brother, spoke. His brother Rob held him after his voice started to break up while talking about his sister, who was allegedly shot by another brother, Rico Antonio Mitchell, 22, Thursday.

Cquashanda Mitchell had her whole life ahead of her. The 19-year-old aspiring model was a 2010 graduate of Charles B. Aycock High School and had just auditioned to be on the TV show "America's Next Top Model." But that...

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