Pastor’s Daughter Shot Dead, Five Others Wounded, Including Four Children, in Shooting at Birmingham Park on Easter Sunday

32-year-old Areyelle Yarbrough & her father Rev. Michael Yarbrough. Areyelle was shot and killed Easter night at Patton Park. (Source: Family friend)

Detectives are searching for the gunmen responsible for killing a woman and injuring five others, including a 5-year-old boy.

The shots were fired at Birmingham’s Patton Park Easter night.

Those who live in the neighborhood are in disbelief. “It’s pathetic, why you come in the park with assault riffles and guns, why you doing that? It’s a park full of kids, bullets aint got no eyes,” Abraham Rogers said.

32-year-old Areyelle Yarbrough was shot and killed. Friends describe her as a sweet person. She was the daughter of Rev. Michael Yarbrough and Sonya at Shady Grove Missionary Baptist Church.

Radio personality Rickey Smiley knew her growing up.

“Now this family is going to be affected by this forever,” Smiley said, “they”ll never get their daughter back. I remember when her mother was pregnant with her and she sung in the choir, 4.0 grade point average in school to get her masters degree in business and she’s dead and when is it going to stop.”

Her visitation is scheduled for this Friday:

  • 10am-6pm
  • Davenport & Harris Funeral Home
  • 301 Martin Luther King Jr Drive
  • Birmingham

The funeral is Saturday:

  • 11am
  • First Baptist Church Kingston
  • 4240 9th Ave. N.
  • Birmingham

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SOURCE: ABC 3340 News, Jeff Wyatt and Muriel Bailey