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Two charged with murder in shooting death of 15-year-old

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Two teens remain in jail in connection with the shooting death of 15 year old Wingfield student Destinee Ford.
 
17-year-old Dennis Pickett and 18-year-old Demonte Finch were arrested Thursday night.  
 
Ford and Pickett made their initial appearance in Jackson municipal court Friday, and were both denied bond.
 
Jackson Assistant Police Chief Lee Vance says shortly after school let out a group of students were walking near the intersection of Anna Lisa Lane and Castle Hill drive when they began fighting.

Vance says during the fight, one person pulled a large caliber handgun and started firing into a group of students.

Ford was a freshman at Wingfield High School in Jackson.

Hinds county Coroner Sharon Grisham-Stewart confirmed that Destinee was shot once in the chest.

Counselors were at Wingfield High Friday to help students and faculty cope through the tragedy.

Student Jha'myracle Yarn who described Destinee as an outgoing, friendly person said, "When I found out what happened I tried not to believe it I was just like I know Destinee going to be at school tomorrow, this isn't real, it could be her cause it was just hard to believe."

Police continue to search for a motive in the shooting.

Dozens of fights on the streets around Wingfield High have been documented and posted online.

Witnesses say a crowd of over 100 young people had gathered for the fight just off school campus that claimed the life of Destinee Ford.

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