Teen shot dead by stray bullet 'while showing mum new TikTok dance routine'

An innocent young teen was killed in front of her mum when a stray bullet shot through their living room window.

The tragedy occurred as Amaria Jones, 13, was showing her mum Lawanda Jones some new dance moves she’d learned from popular social media app TikTok.

The schoolgirl died in West Chicago on June 20, when a bullet hit the window of the North Leclaire Avenue home, passed through the TV and hit her in the neck.

Ms Jones told CBS station the horrifying moment she realised her daughter was fatally wounded.

“She was showing me this dance called TikTok,” she said.

“I turned around and I was looking for her and she was on the ground reaching out like this, holding her neck. I was like, ‘What?! What?! What?!

“The last thought that I have of my baby is her reaching out with blood gushing out her neck.”

The teen was reportedly taken to Stroger Hospital in Cook County where she died around half an hour after arriving.



Her heartbroken mum added: “No one want to be a member of burying their child.

“It’s supposed to be them burying us, not us burying them.”

The bullet had gone through a “Chicago Lives Matter” sign hung and still hangs, CBS reported.

Two teen boys were also injured by bullets at the same property.

They were sitting on the porch of the home when a 16-year-old shot in the leg while a 15-year-old was hit in the lower back. Both were taken to hospital in a stable condition.

The tragedy followed the death of another member of the family due to gun violence last year.



Teen shot dead by stray bullet 'while showing mum new TikTok dance routine'

Amaria’s mum said her nephew had been shot dead one year ago, near where her daughter was killed.

Chicago Police are still looking for Amaria’s gunman, while her mum is demanding justice be served.

The 13-year-old is the one of five children killed in a bloody spree of shootings over the Father’s Day weekend in the US.

A total of 102 people were shot in Chicago alone, killing 13 people.

The Chicago community is also mourning the death of Mekhi James, 3, who was shot and killed while riding in his stepdad’s car.

Vigils have been held in memory of the tragic youngsters.

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