Two sisters were killed during an altercation with an employee at a beauty supply store in Arkansas on July 24. The sisters – Montieria Myers, 22, and Mernaiya Myers, 19, were fatally shot after they confronted the worker who had an ongoing dispute with one of the sisters over a man.
Officers responding to Simply Unique Hair Supply in Hot Springs found 2 women suffering from gunshot wounds. One victim was pronounced dead at the scene. The other victim later died at a hospital, according to authorities.
“Based upon video surveillance and interviews, it has been determined that the two deceased females along with a third identified person entered Simply Unique Hair Beauty Supply to confront an employee about an ongoing personal dispute,” police said in a news release obtained by the Arkansas Democrat Gazelle.
“A physical altercation ensued between them and the shop employee, which resulted in shots being fired and the two sisters being shot and killed,” police said.
According to police, the third person involved in the altercation was the victims’ mother who allegedly went with her daughters to the store to confront the worker who reportedly attacked one of the sisters at her home the night before.
During the altercation in the shop, the employee drew a weapon and shot the sisters in the back of the head as they tried to flee. Police say the mother fled the store when shots were fired.
According to a Facebook user, who claims to know the women, the fight was over a man. The dispute reportedly originated on Facebook and one of the sisters was attacked at her home the day before.
Police will present the case to the local prosecutor’s office to determine if any changes will be filed.