Cheerleader shot in head ‘execution style’ days after graduating

A 17-year-old cheerleader who had just graduated from high school in New Jersey was shot in the head and killed on Sunday.

Cheyanne Bond had been walking down a street in Newark at about 9.45pm when she and her male friend, also 17, were attacked.

The teenager, who had planned to study nursing at college, was ordered to get on her knees before being shot ‘execution style’ a relative said.

Police have released security camera footage of two young men seen near the crime scene, who they believe may have witnessed the shooting.

A reward of $12,500 is also being offered for help in catching the killer, as Newark mayor Ras Baraka raised concerns over rising gun violence in the city.

Cheyanne was the third homicide to be reported in Newark in less than 24 hours at the weekend.

Her uncle, Michael Bond, told CBS New York that his young niece never had a chance.

‘They told her to get on her knees and they shot her in the head execution style,’ Bond said. ‘Just happened to be at the wrong place at the wrong time.’

The teenager, who was described by school friends as quiet and hard working, had graduated from Malcolm X Shabazz High School a week before she was shot.

Read more at The DailyMail Online.

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