Sharkeisha Dead? Drive-By Shooting Report Spreads on Twitter, Debunked as Hoax

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The rumored death of Sharkeisha, a Houston teen who punched and beat a classmate senseless in a video that went viral last month, was trending last night.

Not unlike allegations that Paul Walker faked his death, which also stemmed from bogus online sources, it appears to be a hoax. Sharkeisha is alive and well.

Or at least alive. She's not well in the head, clearly.

The Twitter account “Queen Sharkeisha,” claiming to be the infamous video attacker, alleged that she had been gunned down in a drive-by shooting.

The account posted a photo of a young woman in the hospital.

The photo used was not Sharkeisha, however, and was actually from an old New York Post article about a 42-year-old named Karen Brim (see below).

A comedy site, Huzlers (dot) com also posted the story about her being shot before the aforementioned Tweet. It's unclear if the two acts were coordinated.

In any case, the Twitter user claiming to be Sharkeisha wrote alongside the unrelated photo: “2 shots, 12 stitches and still breathing. THANK YOU LORD."

There was no actual media coverage of the incident, but the story spread, and the terms “RIP Sharkiesha” and “Prayforsharkeisha” began trending on Twitter.

For no reason whatsoever. This didn't actually happen.

Sharkeisha Hoax

About an hour later, the account wrote to its 41,000 followers: “I am forever The Queen,” while re-tweeting a number of messages saying "she" was shot.

“Sharkeisha got killed bruh? Gah damn the game [expletive] up RIP,” reads one tweet that was re-tweeted by the “Queen Sharkeisha” account.

As for Huzlers, which said “Word on the street Sharkeisha is dead… Tun tun tun…,” on Facebook, it calls itself a website “for your daily laugh.”

Whether anyone's laughing or not, it doesn't seem the least bit credible. Nor is there anything to suggest this actually happened to the troubled teen.

Last month, the video of Sharkeisha punching and beating another teen, ShaMichael Manuel (below), hit the web, generating tens of millions of views.

The viral clip spread even more quickly than this death hoax.

Incredibly, Manuel forgives her for the sucker punch heard 'round the world. So #Prayforsharkeisha indeed. Not because she was shot, but so she gets help.

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............she wasn't prepared.
IT WAS LIKE HITTING A BLIND MAN!!

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@ Mister+Baja

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Sharkeisia will more than likely end up either in jail or giving birth to too many kids that she won't be able to support. Or both. What a waste of space she is.

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I wish that piece oh shi* was dead. Lot of f ing nerve to call her self "Queen" Sharwhatever. Eat shi* and die a slow painful death. I really hate her.

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@ Ivory

not this time lol

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@ Stephanie

I HATE SHARKEISHA

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@ Ivory

Ur mean at least she needs help and no wonder ...

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Sharkchicha is an insult to the animal kinfdom.

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She is totally use less. And a very uneducated, immature child/ girl/ shark/ person thing.
Im sure her parents could not be more proud.
What a great mother she will be with her skills.

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I feel so terribly sorry for her.Now Sharkisha has to watch her real life go down the toilet alive and in person.The Tidy Bowl Man will be up and coming next to her.

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And this shocks who?

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I still dont know if that a good or bad thing

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No one can kill Sharkesia, she's the biggest, baddest, meanest bitch in North America! We shouldn't talk about her, she got eyes in the back of her overly relaxed head......shhh.

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@ hot+dumb+italian+Mike

WHO CARE