Sierra Jenkins, 25, was shot and killed outside of a bar in Virginia on Saturday.
Jenkins currently works for a Virginia newspaper and was caught in the crossfire of a shooting that took place.
She previously worked for CNN.
A Virginia newspaper reporter was one of two people killed during a shooting early Saturday outside a restaurant and bar, authorities said.
Sierra Jenkins, 25, who covered education for The Virginian-Pilot of Norfolk, died at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital after the shooting outside Chichoâ€™s Pizza Backstage, according to officials.
Norfolk police detectives were investigating the shooting, which also resulted in injuries to three others. Jenkins was caught in the crossfire as she was leaving the bar, restaurant manager Rory Schindel told the newspaper. No arrests had been announced as of Saturday afternoon.
Jenkins grew up in Norfolk and graduated from Georgia State University. She worked as an intern at Atlanta Magazine and CNN before joining The Pilot in December 2020.
â€œSierra was a bright and talented woman with so much going for her. Her passion for journalism was undeniable and our community is better because of her reporting,â€ said Kris Worrell, editor-in-chief of Virginia Media, which operates The Virginian-Pilot and several other newspapers. â€œSierra was funny and energetic and full of enthusiasm. We are absolutely heartbroken.â€
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