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Beasts Of The Southern Wild Child Star Jonshel Alexander Dies Aged 22 In Shooting

Jonshel Alexander, the Beasts of the Southern Wild Child star, has died at the age of 22.

On Saturday, the actress, who rose to fame as a child star in the Oscar-nominated film, was shot and killed in New Orleans, Louisiana.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Alexander was shot inside a car with another man, who then drove himself to the hospital for treatment. She was declared dead at the scene.

According to reports, investigators have located a vehicle of interest, a maroon pickup truck that they believe was used by the murderer.

Alexander’s co-star Quvenzhane Wallis led tributes to the actress and said: ‘When were filming we were always together and I wish I could go back in time so I can see you again.

‘I love you. you will be missed by so many.🙏🏽🕊🕊#jonshel #gonetoosoon #prayersgoingup.’

Her mother, Shelly Alexander, has also spoken out and told The Times-Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate: ‘She brought life to everything. Jonshel was feisty, jazzy, spoiled. It was her way or no

Alexander portrayed Joy Strong in Beasts of the Southern Wild, a 2012 drama about a poor Louisiana bayou community struggling for survival.

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