Community Mourns 11-Year-Old Girl Killed by Stray Bullet

"I can't get her out of my head," said 11-year-old ShaRonda Jones, who was with Adams when the shooting death

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    11 year old Shamiya Adams was killed by a stray bullet at a friend's sleepover

    Community members gathered Sunday, many of them outraged by the violence the led to the tragic death of 11-year-old Shamiya Adams, who was shot when a stray bullet came through the bedroom window of a west side Chicago home.

    "I can't get her out of my head," said 11-year-old ShaRonda Jones, who was with Adams when the shooting death. "Everytime I try to go to sleep she just pops up in my head."

    Adams was at a sleeover with friends in the 3900 block of West Gladys Avenue in the Garfield Park neighborhood when a stray bullet pierced the bedroom window and hit her in the head. Family members said the group of friends was circled around a pretend "campfire" and was about to make s'mores when the shooting occurred.

    West Side Community Mourns Girl Shot at Sleepover

    [CHI] West Side Community Mourns Girl Shot at Sleepover
    A tearful community came together Saturday night for a prayer vigil for Shamiya Adams, the 11-year-old girl hit by a stray bullet and killed while at a friend's sleepover.

    Investigators believe the bullet was shot from a vacant lot across the street from the home in an area plagued by gangs and violence.

    Family & Friends Mourn Tragic Shooting Death of Young Girl

    [CHI] Family & Friends Mourn Tragic Shooting Death of Young Girl
    Family and friends struggle to come to grips with the tragic shooting death of 11-year-old Shamiya Adams while she was surrounded by friends at a sleepover Friday night.

    Tommie Robinson asked members of First Baptist Congregational to come pray in the neighborhood to end the violence and met Adams during her visits.

    "[Adams] was vibrants and energetic," said Robinson. "She loved coming to church."

    "It just leaves a hole in your soul," said Rev. George Daniels. "You can't find words to explain such a tragedy."

    Friends were angered by the shooting as many gathered for a Sunday vigil to remember their slain friend.

    "I'm angry because she never did anything to anybody," said 11-year-old Nashaunti Baker. "She didn't deserve it."

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