‘She was supposed to be here’: Godmother of teen girl shot, killed in North Braddock speaks out

NORTH BRADDOCK, Pa. — An 18-year-old girl preparing to graduate high school was instead shot to death on Tuesday night.

Nevaeh Howard died at UPMC Presby after being shot in North Braddock.

>> Teen girl shot, killed in North Braddock

“She was supposed to graduate. She was supposed to be here,” Nevaeh’s godmother told Channel 11.

Just last week, Navaeh went to prom and was about to graduate high school.

But now, her godmother, and the rest of her family, are planning a funeral for the teenage girl.

“You took somebody that never did nothing wrong to nobody. We are lost out here,” she said.

Channel 11 was there as detectives worked to get to the bottom of the shooting that happened on Lobinger Avenue in North Braddock.

Investigators say the teen and several people were in the middle of the street, and there was an argument. It turned violent, and someone shot Nevaeh.

“I heard the gunshots and heard them screaming her name. My heart goes out to them, they will be in our prayers. She will be remembered,” a neighbor told Channel 11.

Her godmother and family are now left to grieve the life Nevaeh should have lived, and hope her killer is caught soon.

“You shot my baby, and I pray to God that [he] deals with you in the right away,” the godmother said.

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