Shamiya Adams was sitting on a bedroom floor in her best friend’s home, making s’mores after an evening of practicing a dance routine, when the shot ripped through the house in Garfield Park.
The bullet crashed through the wall of the bedroom and struck the 11-year-old in the head. She was rushed to Mount Sinai Hospital, where family kept an overnight vigil until the girl was pronounced dead at 7:33 a.m. today.
“They came out and told us she wasn’t going to make it,” Shamiya’s grandmother said. “Oh, my God.”
As the night wore on, about 40 people joined hands outside the hospital, forming a circle and praying.
“Just be with us, God. We need you now,” one woman pleaded as a black SUV filled with police rolled past. “We need you now like never before.”
God? You’ve got Obama, the Democrat Party, and an effective de facto gun ban in Chicago. What more do you need?