An Augusta woman was killed Monday in a shooting on East Taylor Street that also injured a man and 11-year-old child, authorities said.
Officers responded to the 200 block of East Taylor Street on Monday afternoon for gunfire and several victims, sheriff’s Sgt. Caleb Lee said. They found two adults and a child suffering from gunshot wounds.
“The female adult was deceased at the scene and the adult male was transported to the hospital in critical condition,” Sgt. Lee said. An 11-year-old child was taken to the hospital for treatment. The condition of the child is currently unknown.
According to multiple sources on social media, the victim has been identified as “Toya Lafavor” by her friends.
At this time, the sheriff’s office has not provided any information regarding potential suspects or a motive for the incident. Complicating matters is the lack of Internet in Augusta, a computer outage that is making it impossible for the sheriff’s office to obtain warrants or release mugshots.
According to her Facebook page, Lafavor is identified as a “digital creator” and is reported to be single. Additionally, it is noted that she attended Laney High School.
“I’m just a woman that’s trying to make it in this hard world,” Lafavor says in her online profile.
She was being remembered by her friends, including Zenovia Queen, who said, “R.I.P Toya Lafavor you will truly be missed and in my chair especially. Prayers for Bray Jackson & her family.”
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