Funeral held for teenager killed during shooting in Winchester

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WINCHESTER, Ky. (WKYT) - Friends and family gathered on Thursday to say goodbye to a teenager who lost her life in a shooting in Winchester.

Someone shot Adrianna Castro, 16, and Kayla Holland, 16, in an apartment complex parking lot in Winchester on Tuesday night after a fight that started down the street.

"I didn't see my sister, so I was so concerned and they said they took her in an ambulance. I thought 'thank God, she's going to be okay' and stuff. They did everything they could," Sierra Castro said, describing the moment she learned her sister had been shot. However, the 16-year-old did not survive the shooting.

Police arrested Mikaela Buford, Denzel Hill, Ronnie Ellis and Darian Skinner for complicity to murder. Officers are looking for a fifth person of interest in the case.

"All I want to know is who is the actual person to actually killed my sister." That's a question police are still working to answer.

On Thursday, loved ones of Castro walked into Scobee Funeral Home to say final goodbyes. Adrianna's sister says her sister's loss is hard for everyone.

"I remember her as just the funniest, craziest chick I know. Like, if you were so sad about something, and even if you lost a family member in your family, she was there to make you smile and just cracking jokes to make you laugh so you're not hurting. She was always that type of person," Castro said.

"She died for no reason," said Adrianna's friend Brooklyn Ratliff. "She had a lot of life left. She didn't get to graduate, go to prom, have kids, get a job. All because somebody wanted to have a gun, she's gone."

A community vigil is planned for Thursday at 6 p.m. on the courthouse stairs to remember Castro and Holland.

"It hurts me to see people like this, mostly my family. Mostly my dad because he raised us and tried his best with us. I know it hurts him so much because he did everything for us girls," Castro said.



 
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