Ashia Oliver aka Ashia Raquel Oliver was an 18-year-old African American woman who was shot dead in Huntsville, Ala., on Wednesday, June 18, 2014. Police say, Ashia Raquel Oliver was at a gas station between 2 a.m. and 3 a.m., when shots rang out, according to WAFF. News outlets had originally identified the shooting victim as Asia Oliver.
When police arrived at the Sunoco gas station located at 3421 Pulaski Pike in Huntsville, Ala., they found the body of a deceased female with bullet wounds to the body. Two other males injured in the attack---Wendell Jackson, 18, and Andrae Norvell, 18, were transported to a local area hospital in Huntsville, according to WAATV.
Police have not released a motive for the shooting. Witnesses say that a large crowd had gathered around the gas station and had to be controlled by police.
Friends and family members of Lee High School graduate Ashia Oliver have taken to social media to express their pain. One friend remembered how he begged her to stay home that evening:
"why just couldnt stay at home like i told you...i swear da god i love you death Ashia."
According to onlookers, the suspect was wearing a red hat and drove away in a gray Pontiac G6. Several people were in the vehicle as the suspect sped away.