“We Lost An Angel”: 21-Year-Old Mistakenly Killed in Drive-By: Police

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  • LaFargue was rushed to Ryder Trauma Center, where she died on Monday as a result of her injuries.

A North-Miami family is mourning the loss of their 21-year-old sister and niece, Weldine LaFargue, after she was shot by a drive-by shooter.

Weldine LaFargue was traveling in the car with her boyfriend when their car was shot at, striking them both. The two were transported to Ryder Trauma Center where LaFargue died from her injuries days later.

The young woman moved to the U.S from Haiti when she was 11 after losing both parents. She was raised by her aunt and uncle and attended North Miami Senior High. Sister Relitha LaFargue is still in shock.

“She was so smart... so smart. I would’ve never imagined I’d be sitting here for something like this involving my sister,” said Relitha.

Police don’t believe LaFargue or her boyfriend were targets. They believe this may be a case of mistaken identity or road rage.

According to police and staff, LaFargue was on the way to work her night shift at the Sheraton near the airport when the shooting happened.

Joshua Norris, LaFargue’s manager at the front desk, says the team at the hotel lost an angel.

“In my 20 years in this industry I’ve never seen such a hard worker and such a good person,” said Norris. “She was so dedicated to friends, family, and work.”

The 21-year-old also has several other jobs and was an active member of her church.

Police are still investigating and looking into surveillance video from the scene. They are looking into a possible suspect vehicle - a black 2000’s model Mustang.

If you have any information, call crime-stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.

A GoFundMe account has been set up to help LaFargue’s family with funeral expenses.

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