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Local woman shot, killed in Florida

Laurie Everett mtjulietnews@tds.net • Updated Jul 29, 2013 at 9:12 AM

Three local brothers are dealing with the senseless death of their sister who was shot and killed in Florida on Thursday.

According to Global Vision Bible Church Pastor Greg Locke, Felicia Vickers, 21, moved to St. Petersburg, Fla., two months ago to "make a fresh start."

"Something happened when she was in a car," he said. "There was a shooting over an argument with the people she was with, and she was shot in the back of the head. It's tragic."

Locke said he was told the people she was with dropped her off at a local hospital and sped off.

Locke said the young woman was a mother of a 5-year-old son, who was left with family in the area. Vickers was taken off life support and her body is en route to Mt. Juliet where Locke will officiate her funeral. He expected to meet with family to make funeral arrangements Monday.

"It really is a senseless tragedy," said Locke. "We know this is such grief, coupled with  unexpected funds for this family, so we are trying to reach out and try to help with the funds."

Vickers' three brothers attend Global Vision at 2060 Old Lebanon Dirt Road in Mt. Juliet. They are Zach, Kasey and Chris Vickers.

"It's just a really big expense," said Locke. "We feel our role is to soften the blow and help and to build a bridge and to provide hope."

Those who wish to contribute can send funds to Global Vision Bible Church or online at globalvisionbc.com.

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