A 13-year-old woman who wrote an award-winning essay about gun violence was killed after somebody fired a gun exterior her house and a stray bullet went into her bed room.



Sandra Parks mentioned that her house city of Milwaukee was “in a state of chaos”, two years earlier than she was fatally shot.



Ms Parks’ sister Tatiana Ingram, advised the WISN information channel that she took the bullet “like a soldier”. 



“She simply walked within the room and mentioned, ‘Mama, I’m shot,’ ” Ms Ingram mentioned. “She was solely hit one time, in her chest. The bullet wasn’t even for her.”



Ms Parks’ mom, Bernice Parks, advised The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that her daughter “was all the pieces this world just isn’t”.



“My child didn’t like violence,” she mentioned of Sandra, her center youngster. “She was my angel from the time she was in my womb to the time she got here out.”



Her daughter’s work, which positioned third in her college district’s 2016 Martin Luther King Jr essay contest, known as for extra empathy and fewer negativity and emphasised the significance of getting an training to make the world a greater place.



“We’re the long run leaders, but when we don’t have an training, we are going to accomplish nothing,” she wrote.



She described a world the place “little kids are victims of mindless gun violence” and “there may be an excessive amount of black-on-black crime”.



“Typically, I sit again and I’ve to flee from what I see and listen to daily,” she wrote. “Once I do; I come to the identical conclusion … we’re in a state of chaos.“



Ms Parks, then a sixth-grader, advised Wisconsin Public Radio that she selected to put in writing about violence as a result of “all you hear about is any person dying or any person getting shot and folks don’t simply take into consideration whose father or son or granddaughter or grandson who it was that was simply killed”.



Vickie Brown-Gurley, who labored because the principal of Keefe Avenue College when Ms Parks was in fifth and sixth grade, remembered Ms Parks as a assured pupil with a “actually good sense of humour”.



Over the previous two years, 12 college students in Milwaukee public faculties had been murder victims, a spokeswoman for the college district mentioned. Ms Parks is the seventh since January.



“It’s a part of the madness we see in Milwaukee,” Mayor Tom Barrett advised reporters earlier this week. “I take a look at the place we at the moment are as a metropolis and it breaks my coronary heart to face right here. As a dad, it breaks my coronary heart.”



The Milwaukee County district legal professional’s workplace charged Isaac D Barnes, 26, and Untrell Oden, 27, with first-degree reckless murder and different counts in Ms Parks’ demise.



Each males have earlier armed theft convictions and had been charged with possession of a firearm by a legal. 



A legal criticism mentioned that in a search of a close-by house, officers positioned Mr Oden and located Mr Barnes “hiding in a closet” there.



A detective who later processed the scene recovered a pistol from a rubbish can in the lounge in addition to a semi-automatic rifle from the bed room.



Specialists later test-fired the pistol, in contrast the casings to those discovered exterior Ms Parks’ house, and located that they matched.



“The motive continues to be being decided,” Seargent Sheronda Grant,a spokeswoman for the Milwaukee Police Division, mentioned. 



On Ms Parks’ household’s fundraising webpage, Bernice Parks mentioned her daughter had hoped to attend school and grow to be a author.



“Sandra was particular,” Ms Parks advised the tv station WITI. “She didn’t deserve to depart this world like that.”



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