Gone Too Soon: Teen, Who Wrote Essay on Gun Violence Is Killed by Stray Bullet…Sandra Parks
Global News: Very Tragic!
“We are in a state of chaos,” Sandra wrote as a sixth-grader in an award-winning essay commemorating the life of the late Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
According multiple media outlets, Sandra Parks, an 8th grader aged just 13 she participated in the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr writing contest and won wrote an award winning essay about the violence that plagues many Milwaukee Neighborhoods ”The topic of her essay was gun violence”
Sandra Parks was sadly shot and killed senselessly by a stray bullet, in her own bedroom on Monday.
“In the city in which I live, I hear and see examples of chaos almost every day. Little children are victims of senseless gun violence,.. “Many people have lost faith in America and its ability to be a living example of Dr. King’s dream!” Sandra Parks
Terrible Tragedy! All Sandra wanted is a world that was like a dream land for everyone to live in especially little children.
It is believed people have been charged in the senseless shooting and death of 13-year-old Sandra Parks.
Two years after Sandra Parks described how “we are in a state of chaos” on gun violence, the 13-year-old was fatally shot when someone outside fired a gun at her home and a stray bullet went into her bedroom. https://t.co/1FYOCYA4Nk
— Toronto Star (@TorontoStar) November 22, 2018
Our thoughts and prayers are with her family during this difficult time
Photo Credit: Instagram
GONE TOO SOON CELEBS
Media Outlets, Celebs, Concerned citizens/Parents have taken to their social media handles to express their shock and grief
Extended interview with sister of 13-year-old Sandra Parks, killed by shot fired into her bedroom: https://t.co/oM1siRHYA5
"She took it like a soldier," Tatiana Ingram said. "She just walked in the room and said, 'Mama, I'm shot.'"#Milwaukee pic.twitter.com/5qEGm0pcPN
— WISN 12 NEWS (@WISN12News) November 20, 2018
"In the city in which I live, I hear and see examples of chaos almost every day," Sandra Parks, 13, who died after being shot earlier this week, wrote as a sixth-grader in an award-winning essay. "Little children are victims of senseless gun violence." https://t.co/RiGdcRLMIJ
— USA TODAY (@USATODAY) November 22, 2018
.@MayorOfMKE says shooting death of 13-year-old Sandra Parks “breaks my heart.” Confirms that police have arrested a 26-year-old Milwaukee man. pic.twitter.com/Exc8f4kUHu
— Kent Wainscott (@Kentwainscott) November 20, 2018
Bullets ripped through the home near, killing 13-year-old girl #SandraParks.
Sandra Parks is the latest child in Milwaukee to be the victim of gun violence. Over the last 2 years, 9 children have been shot & killed & 95 were injured due to gun violence https://t.co/ofF5cPsEAu pic.twitter.com/QSObO28JlZ
— Khary Penebaker (@kharyp) November 21, 2018
Retired Teacher & Dr. MLK, Jr. Writing Contest co-founder Donelle Johnson held Sandra Parks' winning essay "Our Truth" w/ MLK button affixed from yr she won contest @ vigil. She presented it to family. She was killed when stray bullet killed her in home. She died in mother's arms pic.twitter.com/oAkLgQc6Jh
— MTEA (@MTEAunion) November 21, 2018
RIP Sandra Parks