Amaria Jones, a 13-year old girl from Chicago was reportedly killed over the weekend after being shot in the neck by a stray bullet while doing a popular TikTok dance right outside her home.
According to the Police investigating the shooting incident, Amare was fatally shot by a stray bullet from outside her apartment that went through her television and struck her in the neck while showing her Mom a dance called TikTok.
.@chicagosmayor we aren’t safe in our own homes! A 3y/o baby was shot last night! & this 13y/o child was killed in her own home! 2 other teens shot too.— GoodKidsMadCity (@GKMC18) June 21, 2020
We demand that you @GovPritzker @ToniPreckwinkle treat #GUNviolence like a public health crisis!#AmariaJones #SayHerName pic.twitter.com/WpruL923Or
Amaria’s mother, Lawanda Jones, says she is heartbroken from the tragic death of her daughter. She was there during her last moments. “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?, she said.
Two other teen boys, ages 15 and 16, were also shot in the leg and in the back. They were outside Jones’ home when a man saw a red laser pointed at him before multiple gunshots were fired. The two boys were taken to the hospital and survived.
Jones, however, died shortly after being rushed to the hospital.
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot personally expressed her condolences to Jones through a phone call. With the increasing number of victims of gun violence in the city, Lightfoot has been under pressure to address the issue.
Moreover, Jones is hoping the gunman, who is still unknown, would turn themselves in. The police are urging anyone with information in connection to the incident and the suspect to contact them.
Man’s inhumanity to man? What could possibly cause her death?