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Woman shot her sister while filming a video for Instagram

Miami Beach, Florida – A 24-year-old woman faces a charge after her 18-year-old sister died following an accidental shooting in Miami Beach.
Authorities confirmed, Taniyria Akias Holt, was initially arrested on June 7 on charges of culpable negligence inflicting personal injury and improper exhibition of a firearm.
According to police, the incident occurred the night of June 6on the Julia Tuttle Causeway near Alton Road.
According to the police report, Holt, her sister, and two other women were riding in a Jaguar SUV when Holt accidentally shot her sister, Dre’naya Ponder, in the head. Investigators believe it happened while they were filming a video for Instagram.
“Thinking the firearm was free of live rounds, Ms. Holt said she went to pass the firearm to her sister but accidentally shot her,” the arrest report stated.
Ponder was transported to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center, where she was placed on life support and later died, police said.
 

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