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Middle school team boosters rally around Stringer family

Posted at 10:01 PM, Oct 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-26 06:33:26-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — The people of Jessamine County are rallying around three children who lost their mother in a shooting near the Fayette Mall two months ago.

Team boosters at East Jessamine Middle School are selling t-shirts to ease the stress of the holidays on LaPorscha Stringer's family.

Thirty-year-old LaPorscha Stringer was pulling out of the mall parking lot near Wilson Downing, when someone in a dark car in front of her suddenly pulled out, did a U-turn, then drove back toward Stringer, opening fire on her car. The mother of three died in the hospital two days later.

Stringer had just graduated from cosmetology school and was a single mother raising seven and eight-year-old daughters and a 13-year-old son. Her son, plays football at East Jessamine Middle School.

The team boosters have come together and are selling t-shirts in his mother's honor.

"She was a hair dresser, therefore that's why we put the shears, and the football, because that was a big part of their life with her son," Jen Berryman, President of the Boosters.

To ease the pain of being without their mother during the holidays.

"It's great to see, you know with everything that's going on, everybody just coming together for somebody. And to help a family," Berryman said.