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.
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.
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.
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