Friends of driver who died after being shot, crashing her car say they can’t imagine how this happened

“This is the last thing in the world I would have every imagined could have happened,” says one of the 29-year-old woman’s pastors

Friends, family react to death of 29-year-old woman shot while in her car

BOSSIER CITY, La. (KSLA) - On Monday, April 12, KSLA’s Destinee Patterson spoke with friends of Hannah Sheffield, who say she was loving and welcoming.

“She was just a friendly, outgoing person,” Matthew Banks said.

She was popular in the community, and her friends all agree that Sheffield impacted them positively.

“If you needed to talk, she was there; if you needed to cry, she was there,” said KaVoun Sneed, another friend.

Friends of driver who died after being shot, crashing her car say they can’t imagine how this happened

Sheffield, 29, was shot at McElroy and Evans Streets while driving home in Bossier City. Police have emphasized that she was not hit by a stray bullet, but will not say whether she was targeted.

One of Sheffield’s pastors says he has no idea why anyone would do something like this to her.

“I can’t fathom how this happened. I can’t imagine how this happened. This is the last thing in the world I would have ever imagined could have happened,” said Ken Richmond of Central Assembly of God Church of the Cross.

Hannah Sheffield shares a moment with friend Matthew Banks, who says he is "... just so honored that I knew her and got to live life alongside her.”
Hannah Sheffield shares a moment with friend Matthew Banks, who says he is "... just so honored that I knew her and got to live life alongside her.” (Source: Matthew Banks)

Friends say the 29-year-old was driving home from a dinner the night of Saturday, April 10. But just before 8:30 p.m., police say Sheffield was shot while driving her car. That caused her to crash the vehicle into a home nearby in the 1100 block of Burchett Street. She later died at the hospital.

Her friends describe her as an angel, and one of them went so far as to say Sheffield had Jesus-like qualities.

“... Pretty much a representation of how Jesus was to people,” Banks said. “I’m just so honored that I knew her and got to live life alongside her.”

She died just days after her birthday, which was April 7.

Sheffield’s mother, Tina Rhea Sheffield, has created a GoFundMe page to raise money for funeral expenses and property damage caused by the crash.

“Our beautiful, sweet daughter, Hannah, was taken from us in a senseless act of gun violence. She was a great sister, friend, and mentor. Hannah was heading home from a double shift at work. When almost home, she was caught up in the midst of gunfire in which she was fatally wounded, causing her to crash into an elderly lady’s home. She was a woman of God gifted with a plus size personality, who lit up the room when she entered. She kept friends and family in stitches and had a big heart for all people. Words cannot describe the void she left and we will not let her death be in vain. The money raised will help pay for funeral expenses and property damage.”
Rina Rhea Sheffield

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