Mother who lost 11-year-old due to stray bullet speaks out
A Chicago mother who lost her 11-year-old daughter when a stray bullet pierced her skull while she was at a sleepover is speaking out.
Shamiya Adams was killed when the bullet came through the bedroom window of a friend’s house on the city’s West Side.
Like most parents, Shaneetha Goodloe tried to do everything right to protect her daughter from the gun violence in the city. Just a few months ago, she moved her family away from Garfield Park in an effort to give them a better place to live.
“Every morning I wake up and I cry for at least three hours. I just can’t believe it,” said Goodloe. “I had a drawer full of letters. Every day she told me she loved me. That I was the best parent in the world. I will never hear that from her again.”
It’s been three days since Goodloe lost her daughter. Shamiya was attending a slumber party in Garfield Park. “For some reason I didn’t want her to go. But she begged me. I didn’t want to make her upset,” Goodloe told ABC 7.
The sleepover, which had been planned for two months, included seven of Shamiya’s friends.
Until Friday, Shamiya had stayed out of harm’s way despite her surroundings. The child was active in two local churches, and volunteered her time at Melody Elementary, where she was about to go into the sixth grade this fall.
Currently, there is an $8,000 reward for any information in the case.
May Shamiya’s family remain strong during this difficult time.
STOP THE VIOLENCE.
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