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Lifetime Community’s 19-12 months-Previous «Convey It!» Star Killed In Tragic Capturing In Jackson, Mississippi


The Dancing Dolls For Life (DD4L) dance troupe is reeling over the tragic lack of one in all its members in Jackson, Mississippi.

On Feb. 2, Shakira Gatlin, 19, was fatally wounded by gunfire at a house on the 100 block of Barnes Avenue. Jackson police disclosed that Gatlin had been shot within the head whereas an underaged male was “mishandling a gun.”

Authorities questioned the younger man, and he expressed that the taking pictures was unintended. 

Gatlin’s mom, Erica Robinson, shared the information of her daughter’s dying on Fb. 

WHY!!!! WHY!!!!! I simply can’t catch a break!!!! Simply buried my husband NOW I HAVE TO BURIED, MY BABY!!! They deserved to LIVE…PLEASE PUT THEM DAM GUNS DOWN!!! She didn’t [deserve] his!!! Shakira Gatlin momma [loves] you a lot!!”

Gatlin’s passing is particularly troublesome for Robinson as a result of the grieving mother had misplaced her husband to gun violence. Forty-year-old Derrick Robinson was shot to dying in Jackson on Sept. 14, 2021. 

The dancing magnificence had simply celebrated her nineteenth birthday on Jan. 19. Robinson honored her child lady with a touching Fb publish wishing her blessings.  

“Completely satisfied nineteenth Birthday to my fats fats Shakira Gatlin! I hope your day be stuffed with blessing!”

Gatlin’s premature dying additionally rocked her DD4L household. The troupe’s founder Dianna Williams posted a poignant tribute that highlighted Gatlin’s excellent expertise as a dancer and performer. The video has garnered virtually 100,000 likes. 

We turning up for you child! All month lengthy!!! We love you, Kira!!! DD4L!!!”


Williams additionally requested the neighborhood to assist Gatlin’s mom in no matter manner they may as a result of surprising loss.

“This morning, our voices hold forth for Shakira! As we decide up the items and try and take steps ahead, So many wish to assist and right here is how,” she wrote on Instagram. “Sudden deaths include surprising prices and we wish to assist Erica Robinson handle as a lot as attainable. We respect any love providing given……. A lot like to everybody! Click on the hyperlink in my bio.”


DD4L was based in 2010 by Williams. The dance firm focuses on hip hop, faucet, ballet, jazz, pom pom, majorettes, and different types of dance. The group was initially primarily based in Jackson however has since branched out to Birmingham, Ala., and Atlanta. 

In 2014, the famed dancers and Head Coach Williams’ abilities had been so extremely gifted the troupe had its personal sequence on Lifetime Networks Convey It! for 5 seasons. DD4L’s mission, per its web site, said the group “promotes excessive shallowness, dedication, persistence, excessive tutorial achievement, neighborhood involvement and the significance of well being in younger ladies via the artwork of dance.”  

Dancing Dolls For Life, DD4L, Dianna Williams, Shakira Gatlin,Jackson, Mississippi,Erica Robinson,
Picture Courtesy DD4L/ Instagram

Gatlin joined DD4L in 2015 and was the pinnacle co-captain and drillmaster on the time of her dying. Shainelle Richardson has launched a GoFundMe on behalf of Gatlin’s household to assist with funeral bills. They had been searching for $10,000 and have obtained over $11,000 up to now. 

Our ideas and prayers exit to the 19-year-old’s household, buddies and   DD4L. 




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