What started as a celebration on Mother’s Day, ended with gun fires and a death. A teenage boy has been struck by a bullet while attending the Blessing of the Bike event in Newark, New Jersey.
How cruel can you be for taking a child away from his mother on Mother’s Day? This was one of the feelings expressed by users on social media after one teenager was killed for no reason in Newark.
A teenage boy was killed and three other people have been injured when a random gunfire started during the motorcycling rally held for Mother’s Day. The teenage boy was allegedly shot straight in the head by gun shots fired all of the sudden while he was present at the Mother’s Day Blessing of the Bikes which took place in Newark, New Jersey.
After the shooting, people witnessing the horrible event, started writing on social media and described how an emergency medical technician present there, tried to CPR the young boy in front of everybody. Keona Lewiss, the woman who tried to resuscitate the shot boy, stated that she wanted to save him as she is a mother herself and she wants to believe that if one of her children would go through that, someone would try to help him/her.
She went on saying that her brother had been killed on the streets of Newark in 2013 and she wished that someone would have tried to save him. The other three victims of the shooting were transported to the hospital but their life is out of danger as their injuries were minor.
According to people who were attending at the event, there were two men one wearing a white shirt and the other wearing a black shirt, who arrived on four wheeled bikes and started to shoot randomly around. The mayor of Newmark, Ras Baraka, stated that a happening of this kind happening out in the street cannot be accepted and tolerated.
Authorities are working on their investigation and the ones responsible for the gun fire and killing will be brought in front of justice as soon as possible. Officials will use all the resources they have to make sure somebody is going to pay for this, added mayor Baraka. For the moment there is no information about who started the fire and what reason they could have possible had to do so.
Witnesses at the terrifying event, stated that the attackers must have probably shot between eight to twelve gun shots. People have been expressing their feelings on social media platforms and some have shared their condolences to the family of the teenage boy who passed away.
The Mother’s Day Bike Blessing is a ceremony which is held every year and its purpose is to celebrate the beginning of the motorcycle season. This year the event was believed to have been attended by around 2,000 participants.
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