Portsmouth Police searching for 3 men charged with murder in connection with 7-year-old girl’s shooting death

PORTSMOUTH, Va. – The Portsmouth Police Department is searching for three men in connection with a shooting that left a 28-year-old man injured and a 7-year-old girl dead.

According to police, Trevon Dionte Avery, Antonyo Jamal Taylor and Avery Laquin Setzer have been charged with first-degree murder and malicious wounding in connection with the shooting, which took place December 22.

Officials say they were notified about shots fired near Portsmouth Boulevard and Truxton Avenue around 2:25 p.m. on Tuesday. Shortly after the call, police say a juvenile female, identified as 7-year-old Mylani Everette, and a man were reported as walk-ins at a local hospital. Police say they suffered gunshot wounds to their upper bodies.

Police said later Tuesday night they believe both victims were in separate vehicles when someone in a third car fired several shots at them.

Mylani, who was reported to be in critical condition, died Thursday, police said.

Photos of the suspects’ vehicle, a gold 1999 to early 2000’s model Acura, were released by detectives. If you or someone you know has information about this crime or the whereabouts of Avery, Taylor or Setzer, take action and call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.

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