Another Shooting

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By Shonkela

It seems like more children and teens are getting killed in 2014 than adults.

Last Friday, July 18th, an 11-year-old girl was shot and killed while at a sleepover at a friend’s house.

I found out about it on Facebook while discussing Chicago shootings and what it’s doing to our communities.

A couple of my Facebook friends and I were saying how last year we all thought 2014 was going to be the best year ever, and during the summer we was going to stop seeing people advertising fights and trying to get people to go to them.

Everybody was going to get along, and this summer was basically going to be our best summer yet. But now we are all like this year was the worst year ever!

Everybody is getting shot at or getting shot and killed; we are losing too many kids, like Shamilya Adams.

My granddad told me back in the day they cared about children’s lives; they would kill an adult but spare a child’s life.

Nowadays, they don’t care about nobody, not even themselves.

This generation is so messed up that sometimes it makes me wish I was born in the 80’s instead of the 90’s. This generation wants to be so hard and tough; they get a kick out of hearing gunshots for some reason.

It makes me feel sad that so many people are getting killed. Most of the people who get killed are innocent.

I don’t know how to fix this. I would say you could talk to people, but that’s not going to work anymore because they don’t listen. The people shooting don’t listen.

Maybe they get a kick out of hearing gun shots; it makes them feel better about themselves.

I have little sisters the same age as the girl who died last week. They go outside by themselves or want to sleep over at a friend’s, but I’m too afraid to let them do that.

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  1. MaryGrace glad

    February 18, 2015 at 4:46 pm

    Wishing you lived in a different decade is definitely something to think about. All of the civil rights movements that went on were terrible on your race. Saying something on Facebook and getting shot because of it makes me want to isolate myself from all social media.


  2. Giselle

    February 19, 2015 at 12:10 am

    Hi Shonkela. I completely agree with you that this generation is messed up. We are living in a time period were people think that it’s okay to take out a gun and shoot somebody. But it’s not okay. Most people who get killed are innocent, so why can’t people just listen so that we can resolve this issue and not cost any more lives? I hope you gain faith that this issue will someday be resolved.


  3. Richard

    February 19, 2015 at 4:52 am

    I agree with you, its massed up that innocent people are getting killed.


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