17-year-old girl found shot dead in East Orange home

June 5, 2013 2:48:56 PM PDT
Authorities in Essex County are investigating the shooting death of a 17-year-old girl.

Aquilla Flood was a fashionable 17-year-old, who spent her last hours preparing to be fabulous for her prom.

The Campus High School senior spent Tuesday evening shopping for shoes with her grandmother and mother and then she went to bed.

She was found in a pool of blood in her own bed, investigators say the teen was found lifeless around 7:30 Wednesday morning.

Her family believes someone came into their East Orange apartment at some point during the night and shot the teen.

Her mother was sleeping in the next room. Her uncle said he looked in her on around 3 a.m.

Flood's family says she had been receiving threats from an ex-boyfriend. Police have not released any information about suspects.

Wednesday afternoon, her family is gathered to remember the stylish teen for the sweet person she was.