DeKalb County Police have identified two victims in the shooting outside the Kroger shopping center, Hall and Javonte Wood, 17, who is in critical condition.
According to WSBTV, the incident occurred outside the Kroger on Flat Shoals Parkway after two groups of people argued, resulting in gunfire.
The feel-good Lifetime show focused on The Dancing Dolls, a Black youth dance competition team, and behind-the-scenes drama with the dancing mamas from Jackson, Mississippi, run by their coach, Dianna Williams, aka “Ms. D.”
After being informed of Hall’s death, Williams posted a heartbroken message on Instagram to share her admiration for her dancer.
“One of my Dolls is gone. I do NOT understand, and no, I AM NOT ok!! Jesus Lord!!!!” Williams wrote in her post that showed the teen dressed beautifully in red. “She was fearless and would always try to elevate herself and everyone else in the dollhouse. She was always encouraging her sisters and motivating everyone!”
“She was my “DAH SHEEKEE!,” Williams wrote.
Her post ended with a simple request: “Please keep her family, friends, and the ENTIRE Dancing Dolls organization in prayer. We are NOT ok!”
Williams also shared on Facebook that all her teams in different cities are struggling with the news.
“We are still processing……. Today is one of the hardest ever…… my team in all 3 cities is broken…they all talked, encountered, texted, FaceTimed, traveled, and celebrated with each other… this child had an effect on all of us and left something with us all that we will never forget,” she wrote.
“Dyshea LOVEDDDD to dance…. We have to keep going bc it’s what she would’ve wanted. She would always say, ‘WE GOT THIS, YALL!’ She was not a quitter, she didn’t back down from anything, she was outspoken, she was the life of the party and just overall loved,” she continued. “our dance family is just so hurt right now… Dance was in her just as it in is all of us. Fly high, momma baby…. Rest Peacefully…. We will hold it down while you lift us up….We love you, Dyshea!!”
The investigation is still underway. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Dancing Dolls family.