Teen Shot Allegedly Over Facebook Post Dies

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CAHOKIA, IL (KTVI)– One of the two teenage girls shot over in the weekend in Cahokia has died on what would have been her 18th birthday.

Venita Allen died Thursday morning at Cardinal Glennon Children`s Medical Center.

“She was really excited about this day,” said Niesha Farrar, Venita`s best friend, who is also the other girl wounded in the shooting early Sunday morning in the 500 block of Falling Springs Road in Cahokia.

Venita Allen was particularly exited about turning 18 because it would mean she would be old enough to leave the foster care system and go out into the world on her own, which, with the help of a family friend, she was planning to do.

The other girl wounded, 16-year-old Niesha Farrar, is still recovering from being shot in the neck and buttocks.  Now, she is also dealing with a broken heart. Click here to read the full story from our sister station KTVI.