13-Year-Old Girl Fatally Shot in Neck While Teaching Her Mom Tiktok Dance in Their Own Home | 22 Words

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...

The debate surrounding the use of guns has been very much apparent over the last few years here in America...

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And many have been furiously demanding for our country to tighten the rules on gun control... for our own safety.

Did you know that last year, there were more mass shootings than days?

According to CBS News, there were 417 mass shootings by the end of 2019 - thirty-one of those being mass murders.

And our country has been ravaged by horrific mass shootings for decades...

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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.

It has been predicted that on average, 36,000 Americans are killed by guns every year.

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Just let that sink in... 36,000 lives lost at the hands of these legal weapons.

Even though citizens have a right to their own self-defense and protection...

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How on Earth can unstable individuals get their hands on weapons such as these so easily?

But regardless of the terrifying statistics...

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.

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The statistics are utterly catastrophic.

The danger of guns is undeniable...

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And even the accidental misuse of one of these weapons can result in disaster.

This brings us to our story...

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The tragic news has just come in that a thirteen-year-old girl has died after being accidentally shot.

Her name was Amaria Jones...

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She lived in Chicago and on Saturday night, disaster struck.

Her distraught mom, Lawanda Jones, recalled the incident...

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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.

Gunfire erupted outside their home...

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In the 1000 block of North Leclaire Avenue in the South Austin section.

A stray gun bullet fired through their window...

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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.

The same can't sadly be said about Amaria...

During her TikTok dance, the bullet hit her in the right side of her neck as it fired through the window.

It is also believed that the bullet went through a "Chicago Lives Matter" sign just before hitting the young girl.

Amaria was rushed to Stroger Hospital of Cook County, but she was tragically pronounced dead just thirty minutes later.

Lawanda spoke of the devastating moment that changed her life forever...

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"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.

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"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."

Lawanda then spoke of the current climate surrounding police brutality and how it's actually the citizens who are doing the shooting.

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"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."

Nobody has yet been arrested for the death of Amaria...

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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.

Tributes have been flooding in for Amaria and her family...

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.

Anti-gun protestors are both heartbroken and furious...

If gun laws were tightened or banned completely, Amaria would still be alive and well today.

Amaria wasn't the only innocent child to lose their lives to gun violence...

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.

Rest in Peace to Amaria and the other lives lost over the weekend in Chicago.

Our deepest thoughts and condolences go out to their families during this unimaginable time.