T’Yonna Major Bio – T’Yonna Major Wiki
T’Yonna Major was identified by the Orange County Sheriff’s Department who was shot and killed during a shooting spree in Orlando, Florida, on February 22, 2023.
T’Yonna Major was 9 years old.
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She was remembered as an aspiring gymnast who could have had a big future in that sport, according to a family member’s interview with NBC News.
The Orange County Sheriff identified the other deceased victims as Nathacha Augustin, 38, and Dylan Lyons, a reporter for Spectrum News 13.
Orange County Sheriff John Mina said in a February 22, 2023, news conference that 19-year-old Keith Melvin Moses is accused of shooting five people; three of those people died. According to Mina, Moses first killed Augustin and the reporter and then entered a home and randomly shot T’yonna and her mother, Brandi Major, who is in critical condition. He also shot and wounded a News 13 photographer, Mina said.
T’Yonna Major was “the apple of her parent’s eye; she was just a true joy to them,” Phyllis Turner, T’Yonna’s maternal great-aunt, told NBC News.
“She was extremely smart. She was at the top of her class. She was an amazing gymnast,” Turner said to the network.
“She was a perfectionist. She didn’t like the second and third place,” Turner said to NBC. “She just believed in excelling in everything she did,” Turner said. She added to NBC that the girl “brought so much joy and laughter to everybody.”
A GoFundMe page set up by co-workers is also raising money for Major’s family.
“On 2/22/23 there was a horrible shooting in the Pinehills area of Central Florida with multiple people affected. First off, we want to give our condolences to all those affected by this horrible tragedy,” it reads.