This is so sad:
Mother’s Day dawned tragically in the Bronx when two innocent teenagers were killed at a party when they tried to defend a friend’s mom, police said Sunday.
Quanisha Wright, 16, was shot along with Marvin Wiggins Jr., 15, after she stood up for their friend’s mother in the face of a gunman’s taunts, witnesses said. Marvin Wiggins Jr. and Quanisha Wright, who had just celebrated her Sweet 16 birthday on Friday, were shot at a party for a 1-year-old in an apartment on Weeks Ave. at about 2 a.m. A third victim, Tisha Eleazer, 20, aunt of the birthday baby, was hit in the arm. Witnesses said the shooter had been beaten up by partygoers earlier in the evening after they caught him improperly touching a young girl.
“They can’t take a beating – that’s why they came back with the gun,” one witness said. Police said the gunman and a pal walked upstairs to his father’s apartment. He told his dad what happened, and asked for his gun. “His father says, ‘You gotta do what you gotta do,’” the police source said.
The two men returned to the party and taunted Eleazer’s mother, prompting Wright to step up and tell one of the men not to disrespect the older woman, witnesses said.
At that point, the gunman opened fire. Wright was hit in the torso. Classmates of the two murdered teens were canvassing the neighborhood yesterday, collecting cash to help pay for their funerals.
Man, this violence has GOT to stop. This makes no sense, why are people shooting up a 1-year-old’s birthday party at 2 in the morning??? Crazy.