Shakira Gatlin, a member of Dancing Doll For Life, has died. Erica Robinson, her mother, confirmed the news of her death.
Shakira enjoyed dancing and showing off her abilities. She was a self-assured young lady. Shakira was shot, according to Erica, who announced the news on social media on February 3rd.
Shakira's talent was incredible. Everyone knew about her. Many people were shocked to learn about her death.
Who Was Shakira Gatlin?
Shakira has been a member of DDFL since 2015. She was just promoted to head co-captain and drill master of her squad.
DDFL is a dance company that specializes in hip-hop dancing, among other styles. The company is most well-known for its internet videos. Their website states:
“Dollhouse Dance Factory promotes high self-esteem, determination, persistence, high academic achievement, community involvement, and the importance of health in young women through the art of dance.”
The company's Facebook page has over 419k followers. They also have a reality program centered on the dance studio. Bring It!, a dance-based show, was released in 2014.
Shakira Gatlin's father died in September, according to Robinson's social media posting. The circumstances of his death are unknown.
Shakira Gatlin's friends have taken to social media to pay respect to the late dancer. Several “RIP” remarks have been shared on Facebook. One internet comment stated:
“My heartfelt condolences to you and your family!” Your ATL DOLL family is sending you lots of love! I'm very sad this happened to your wonderful kid!!! This upsets me.”
How Did Shakira From Dancing Dolls Die?
According to Hinds County Coroner Sharon Grisham Stewart, Shakira Gatlin was shot while a loaded gun was being mishandled in her presence.
A juvenile guy has since been questioned in connection with Gatline's death. According to WLBT, he told officials that the shooting was unintentional.
This is not the first time someone has been shot in the area. Gatlin's shot was taken near Zoe's Restaurant. Two people were previously shot, with one person dying near the area.
What is DD4L?
DD4L is based in the Jackson region at the Dollhouse Dance Factory. Ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, and majorette are among the dance disciplines available at the company's locations in Jackson and Birmingham.
The dance team was founded in 2001 by coach Dianna “Miss D” Williams and is the subject of the TV show Bring It! The show follows them as they practice to compete in hip-hop majorette competitions against teams such as the Divas of Olive Branch and the Prancing Tigerettes.