17-year-old girl fatally shot in Upper 9th Ward remembered as outgoing, ‘life of the party’

Tyneisha Muse’s family called her “Pooh Bear": a nickname she earned from her small size as a baby, said her cousin Kayonna Muse. While the nickname stuck through her teenage years, the 17-year-old outgrew the cuddly characteristics associated with the yellow cartoon bear.

“She was a pitbull in a skirt,” Kayonna Muse said of her 17-year-old cousin, who was fatally shot in the Upper 9th Ward Friday (March 29). She remembered Tyneisha as an outgoing, well-liked girl who “didn’t bite her tongue for nobody.”