What the HELL is going on in Detroit?!
An unnamed man shot 3-year-old Amyria Parham after calling her a “ho” on Tuesday, her mother said.
The confrontation allegedly began when a man described to be in his 20s started yelling derogatory words at Amyria while she played with another little girl.
Amyria’s mother, Latina Edwards, explained that she stepped in to defend her daughter from the verbal abuse.
“I told him don’t talk to my daughter no more because he was calling her and her friend ‘hos’. My daughter is 3 years old. She don’t know what a ho is,” Edwards said.
Edwards, who is five months pregnant, got into a friend’s van to escape with her daughter, but the man had retrieved a 12-gauge shotgun from a nearby home and started shooting at the van, police said.
“He directly pointed the gun at the vehicle and shot it up,” Edwards said.
Buckshot hit the child’s leg, chest and arm, according to WJBK.
The toddler is recovering in the Children’s Hospital in Detroit.
B-b-but wait it gets worse…
Police responded to a 911 call but the alleged assailant fled the scene after the attack.
The Detroit Police Department told the Daily News they have a suspect but haven’t taken him into custody yet.
Edwards claimed that people are helping the shooter to elude authorities.
“Everybody is giving him calls — contacting him, letting him know what’s going on and to hide. That’s not right,” Edwards said.
Edwards is frustrated by the shroud of silence that has fallen over the community.
“Please help me catch this guy. He’s known. You know him,” she said.
So not only has this douche bag shot a 3-year-old, but his beyotch-a$$ friends and neighbors are helping him hide?!?! SMMFH…
Condolences to Amyria’s family, we hope she makes a full and speedy recovery.
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