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‘Mama, I’m Shot’: 13-Year-Old Girl Who Penned Essay on Gun Violence Killed by Stray Bullet in Milwaukee

Sandra Parks wrote an award-winning essay about the constant shootings in her hometown of Milwaukee and elsewhere, and the emotional toll they have on young people like her. “Little children are victims of senseless gun violence,” she wrote. ” … I sit back and I have to escape from what I see and hear every day.

When she was 11, Sandra Parks wrote an award-winning essay about gun violence. Last week, at 13, she was shot and killed by a stray bullet.

Little children are victims of senseless gun violence… I sit back and I have to escape from what I see and hear every day. When I do; I come to the same conclusion … we are in a state of chaos… Our first truth is that we must start caring about each other… We need to be empathetic and try to walk in each other’s shoes. … We shall overcome, when we love ourselves and the people around us. Then, we become our brothers keeper.

Our heart breaks for Sandra Parks and all the young victims of gun violence.

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