Funeral held for Oakland teen killed by gunfire
OAKLAND, Calif. (KTVU) - Funeral services were held for a 16-year-old girl who was shot to death last week while attending a vigil for two friends in Oakland.
At about 10:30 a.m. Thursday a procession began at the funeral home, and the body of Reggina Jefferies was brought by horse drawn carriage over to the Acts Full Gospel Church for the funeral. The funeral will begin at 11 a.m.
Her family says Reggina was a cheerleading captain at her high school and a talented dancer.
She would have been a senior this fall at Deer Valley High School in Antioch.
Jefferies was doing a praise and worship dance in church before attending a vigil gathering for two teenagers who had drowned last month. That's when the shooting broke out around 5:40 p.m. at Franklin Street between 13th and 14th streets near the Tribune Tower.
The three survivors in that shooting, whose ages ranged from their mid-teens to early 20s, were all transported to hospitals and were said to be in stable condition.
Wilson said she watched her daughter perform and took her to the repass— or a reception after the funeral and had dropped Reggina off.
“I called my daughter at 5:25 and asked her if she was okay and she said yes. I got a phone call that my daughter had been shot at 5:36.”
Wilson said her daughter loved to dance and this expression was her way to pay tribute to her friends. Now people are paying tribute to her and mourning the loss.