Officers were called to Carter Jones Park, in between Perry and Bainbridge Streets, for a report of a shooting at approximately 7:23 p.m. Sunday.
Richmond police say two juveniles, a boy and a girl, were transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.
Her parents said the gunfire that cut her life short came from some men on a nearby basketball court. Markiya tried to run away, her parents said, but was caught in the fire.
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We werent even nowhere near the basketball court, her father, Mark Whitfield, said. That just shows you bullets have no names on them. They just flying at people. So ignorant.
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Markiya had made it into a talent show and was excited to sing Love Yourself by Justin Bieber, but now that will never happen.
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I ran through the bullets and everything to find my baby on the ground bleeding, Whitfield said. She always thought about everybody else. She wasnt but 9. I always knew my baby was going to be something special. Now thats gone.”
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She was my everything,” Ciara Dickson said. A part of my heart is missing. I leave out of the house with three kids, and I come back with two. This is not right. Dont nobody understand this hurt.
RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT/Gray News) One girl has died and a boy has been shot after a double shooting at a cookout on Richmonds south side.
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Officers were called to Carter Jones Park, in between Perry and Bainbridge streets, for a report of a shooting at approximately 7:23 p.m. Sunday.
Richmond police say two juveniles, a boy and a girl, were taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.