Family: Target in Pooler, Guyton shootings has died

Crime & Safety

As area law enforcement agencies continue searching for suspects in recent shootings, family members say the victim in one incident has died.

News 3 spoke exclusively with the victim’s family Wednesday who said this is their second tragedy in recent years.

22-year-old Quaniqwa Lee was gunned down in the parking lot of Sam’s Club in Pooler Saturday evening, family members say.

The coroner confirmed to News 3 Lee died Sunday.

Her mother says she has now lost two children to gun violence. Her youngest, George Akins Jr., was shot and killed in October 2017.

Now, family members face the loss of Lee, who they say was the target of a shooting that happened last Friday.

Family says the suspects — identified by authorities as Rhondalyn Butler, Cierra Mims and Deandre Mims — were looking for Lee but instead shot her younger cousin.

The 10-year-old was injured in the Guyton shooting, but she is now out of the hospital.

The following day, Lee was shot in Pooler. The family said she died hours later.

Police were able to immediately chase the shooting suspects along Interstate 95 and into the Windsor Forest community. 

Butler was taken into custody, and according to booking records, she faces a murder charge. 

But police are still looking for the Mims cousins.

Lee’s family tells News 3 that the shootings stemmed from a year-long dispute — though they did not go into detail about it.

They say they are still in mourning.

Lee was the family’s oldest child — and George was the youngest.

The 15-year-old Windsor Forest High School football player was killed in a shooting that happened almost two years ago at a McDonald’s on Savannah’s southside.

The Pooler Police Department and the Effingham County Sheriff’s Office are still looking for suspects in Lee’s case — Cierra Mims and Deandre Mims.

Anyone who sees them is urged not to approach them and to call 911.

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