Oglala Sioux Tribe confirms shooting death of 13-year-old girl

Te'Ca Clifford, 2003-2016. Photo from Mothers Against Meth Alliance

A 13-year-old girl died after being shot on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota on Wednesday.

The Sioux Funeral Home identified the girl as Te'Ca Clifford. She had just turned 13 on June 22.

Few details have emerged about the incident but Oglala Sioux Tribe has two men in custody, according to news reports. The Federal Bureau of Investigation has taken the lead on the investigation, a spokesperson for the Bureau of Indian Affairs said.

Mothers Against Meth Alliance, a group on the reservation, is dedicating a previously scheduled rally this Saturday to Te'Ca.

"One of my girls was shot this morning and killed by a grown man, our household will never be the same," Julie Richards, the founder of the group, wrote on Facebook on Wednesday.

Te'Ca's older sister, Tashiana Martia Hernandez, died nearly a year ago, in August 2015, at the age of 19.

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