The city of Orlando, Florida is mourning the loss of local mother and social media personality Ruby K’ior, who was tragically killed in a shooting incident on Friday afternoon. K’ior, a mother of two young children, sustained fatal gunshot wounds during an altercation at The Palms Hotel and Villas in West Orlando. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
According to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to reports of a shooting around 3pm on Friday outside of The Palms on Orange Blossom Trail. When they arrived, they found K’ior deceased from multiple gunshot wounds.
Witnesses describe a chaotic scene, with a group of young adults engaged in a physical altercation prior to the gunfire. Bystanders attempted to intervene and de-escalate the situation before a lone gunman opened fire, causing the crowd to flee for safety. K’ior was struck multiple times amidst the bullets.
Authorities have launched a homicide investigation but have not yet released details about potential suspects involved. The shooter remains at large.
Known locally for her Instagram account “K’ior Kollection”, the 31-year-old K’ior was beloved for her bold, vivacious personality and sense of humor. As word spread of her murder, fans and friends reacted with shock, flooding her social media pages with condolences and memories.
“I cannot believe such a vibrant soul was taken from us so violently,” wrote one grieving follower on Instagram. “You spread so much light. This is absolutely heartbreaking.”
LaToya Steele Sanders Shared a Memoria Post on Facebook by writing:-
Rip to our Shop Baby. She was our little Brat and came in and left her mark. Baby definitely was a BEAST with the lace and will truly be missed. I’m gonna miss her rushing in late and flying past my room saying hey Mrs. Toya and ummmmmm Mrs. Toya can I borrow your blow dryer, bleach, developer and everything else lol. We still can’t believe this is real you didn’t deserve to go like this. Love you Ruby K’ior you will forever be the Envy Hair Designs baby.
Monica Zow Shared a grief Post by writing:-
My heart aches so bad for my family. I am at a losssssss for words. I can’t stop the tears from falling.
Beyond her influencer presence, K’ior was a dedicated mother to two young children who relatives say were her entire world. She had been residing in Orlando for just over a year after moving from her hometown of Philadelphia.
The local community is still grappling with this jarring act of violence that claimed the life of a bright, joyful woman. While police continue their investigation, residents are calling for justice and urging anyone with information about the shooting to come forward.
As Orlando processes this tragic loss, Ruby K’ior is remembered for her contagious smile, her unapologetic authenticity and her devotion to her family. Her loved ones ask that the public respect their privacy as they mourn her untimely passing.
Though she is lost far too soon, K’ior’s unforgettable spirit lives on in the memories of the countless lives she touched. The lasting legacy of her positivity and fearless character will never fade. Rest in power Ruby K’ior – your light will never dim.