3-Year-Old Girl Killed With Machine Gun Over Facebook Fight
A precious 3-year-old little girl lost her life last week over a petty feud that began on Facebook and tragically escalated into the home where she lived with her father and sisters.
via Huffington Post
A Detroit Police Academy graduation began on a sorrowful note Friday, as new officers and their families mourned for a toddler killed in an act of “senseless violence” a day earlier.
The ceremony, held at Greater Grace Temple, included a moment of silence for Amiracle Williams, the 3-year-old killed in a shooting Thursday that officials say was sparked by a fight on social media.
In his speech to the graduates, now tasked with policing the city, Detroit Police Chief James Craig said he stood in front of them “with a heavy heart. “When we think about the loss of our young angel, Amiracle Williams, the tragedy of someone so young … we fight for all, we fight for our young,” Craig said.
Four others were wounded in the shooting on Detroit’s east side, Craig said after the ceremony. Amiracle’s mother, 40, father, 47, and sister, 17, were injured in the incident, which took place in front of the Williams’ home on Mogul Street near Hayes. One of the suspects, a 22-year-old black male, was also shot and injured.
A dispute on Facebook culminated in a confrontation outside the Williams residence, where several young women had a physical fight Thursday afternoon, police said. The father, observing the fight, “felt his daughters may have been in some sort of danger and responded by shooting one person at the scene,” Craig said.
After the first shooting, a second individual took out a machine gun and began to fire repeatedly, striking Amiracle and her three family members, he said.
As of 3 a.m. Friday, police had two suspects under arrest: the alleged second shooter, a 23-year-old black male, and the alleged driver of a getaway vehicle who had been shot in the incident. A TEC-9 machine gun was recovered as part of the police investigation.
The Detroit Police Department is still investigating the incident.
This is terribly sad and so senseless. Rest in peace to this little angel.