Who Was Sierra Jenkins? Virginian-Pilot Reporter former CNN News Assistant Cause Of Death


Sierra Jenkins, a Virginian-Pilot reporter, was killed in a shooting that took place outside a Virginia bar. The horrific incident occurred in the early hours of Saturday, March 19, 2022. She was among two people who died in the shooting. Apart from them, three others got severely injured. Ever since the heartbreaking news was announced, the well-wishers of Sierra paid tributes to her on social media. The reporter was only 25-year-old at the time of her tragic death. Let us find out more details about the woman and the incident in this article below.

Sierra Jenkins

As per reports, an argument started when Jenkins was coming out from a downtown Norfolk restaurant, Chicho’s Pizza Backstage. The argument was followed by gunfire that ended the life of the reporter. As the incident happened, the officers were informed about it. They reached the scene at 2 AM and discovered Sierra and two men with life-threatening injuries. The three people had sustained serious gunshot wounds.

Apart from the woman, one of the men has been identified as 25-year-old Devon M Harris. He was pronounced dead on the scene. Besides, the other man was immediately taken to the hospital. According to police, they found two more men at the scene. However, their injuries were not life-threatening. They were rushed to the hospital where they are getting the treatment and it is believed that they will recover soon. Kris Worrell, Virginian-Pilot editor-in-chief, said that Jenkins was a bright and talented woman with so much promise.

Kris added that Sierra’s passion for journalism was undeniable and their community is better because of her reporting as she brought both empathy and energy to her work as an education reporter. Worrell also said that to have the life of such a talented young person cut short is devastating. The editor-in-chief extended their thoughts and prayers to the family and all those who knew and loved her. Following the tragic shooting, the newspaper editor tried contacting Jenkins as she was on a breaking news shift on Saturday morning.

Worrell told that they could not reach her. It was added that they called another reporter when they did not hear from her. In reporting the story of the shooting, they found that Sierra was one of the victims. Sierra Jenkins had been associated with CNN for more than three months in 2020 as an editorial research intern. From September to December 2020, she was also a news assistant with CNN Health.

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