IMPD: Social media-fueled feud lead to gunfight that killed Larretha Draughon

The gunfight that killed 22-year-old Larretha “Lala” Draughon and injured five others started as an old-fashioned rumble with a modern twist.

Indianapolis’ interim police chief told The Indianapolis Star on Thursday that investigators believe the shooting at Ben Davis Park on Tuesday grew out of a social media-fueled feud that had played out between two rival groups of women on Twitter and Facebook.

Interim Chief Rick Hite would not say what the feud was about, but it escalated to the point that a fight at approximately midnight was arranged on social media. Hite said it’s not clear whether the women from the rival groups had ever actually met each other…. Read more

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