A thirteen-year-old girl tragically passed away recently after being “accidentally” shot in the neck while teaching her mom a TikTok dance in their own home.
Her mom has now spoken out about the horrific tragedy in an emotional interview. Keep scrolling to find out more about this heartbreaking story…
And many have been furiously demanding for our country to tighten the rules on gun control… for our own safety.
According to CBS News, there were 417 mass shootings by the end of 2019 – thirty-one of those being mass murders.
We even have a “Mass Shooting Tracker.”
When a country needs a website to keep track of its nearly-daily mass shootings, you know things need to change.
Just let that sink in… 36,000 lives lost at the hands of these legal weapons.
How on Earth can unstable individuals get their hands on weapons such as these so easily?
Our government continues to be strongly against completely banning assault rifles here in America, along with many civilians.
It’s time for our government to wake up.
The statistics are utterly catastrophic.
And even the accidental misuse of one of these weapons can result in disaster.
The tragic news has just come in that a thirteen-year-old girl has died after being accidentally shot.
She lived in Chicago and on Saturday night, disaster struck.
She said to CBS Chicago that before 9 pm on Saturday, Amaria, the youngest of her 5 children, was showing her a dance routine she learned on TikTok.
In the 1000 block of North Leclaire Avenue in the South Austin section.
2 teenage boys who were sitting on the porch outside of Lawanda’s house were shot beforehand – one in the back and one in the leg – but they were both in stable condition afterward.
During her TikTok dance, the bullet hit her in the right side of her neck as it fired through the window.
Amaria was rushed to Stroger Hospital of Cook County, but she was tragically pronounced dead just thirty minutes later.
“I turned around and I was looking for her and she was on the ground reaching out like this, holding her neck. I was like, ‘What?! What?! What?!'”
No parent should ever have to lose a child.
“The last thought that I have of my baby is her reaching out with blood gushing out her neck,” she continued.
“No one wants to be a member of burying their child. It’s supposed to be us — them burying us, not us burying them.”
“They talk about the police killing — killing our citizens. They’re killing each other off. Our kids are not safe no more. Period. You can’t sit on your porch. You can’t even be in your own house. You’ll get killed.”
And Lawanda is calling on the person who shot and killed her daughter this weekend to turn themselves in. She said the idea of burying her own daughter is often just too difficult to bear.
And people have been raising awareness to the fact that Amaria was just one of fifteen people who was killed by guns in Chicago over the weekend.
If gun laws were tightened or banned completely, Amaria would still be alive and well today.
Mehki James, who was just 3-years-old, was accidentally shot and killed in Chicago over the weekend.
Things urgently need to change in our country.
Our deepest thoughts and condolences go out to their families during this unimaginable time.