A father remembers his daughter, who was shot after a tattoo party
on December 29, 2011
When Roger Kiel allowed his daughter Shanice, 19, to attend a tattoo party in San Leandro this October, he did not expect the early morning call telling him that his daughter had been killed after two gunmen opened fire on her vehicle. Three of the six passengers were killed, including Shanice, who died almost instantly from a gunshot wound to the heart. One suspect has yet to be identified but the other gunman was arrested in Oakland days after the shooting.
Kiel says the pain is unbearable, but he hopes that remembering the special moments he shared with his daughter will help him through the pain.
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