A 13-year-old girl sitting at a picnic table with friends was killed in a drive-by shooting in North Carolina on Saturday night, a report said.
One of at least three suspects has been arrested and charged with murder in the shooting death of Loyalti Allah in the city of Monroe, WCNC reported, citing police and the girl’s mother.
“There are a lot more beautiful babies out there besides mine. Don’t deserve a bullet, none of these babies do, not one,” the victim’s grieving mother, Yvette Allen, told the news outlet.
“Kids, they don’t deserve it, they don’t deserve to lay their heads and hear gunshots every night,” the mother said.
Allah was struck by a gunman who opened fire from inside a black vehicle that fled the scene after the shooting.
One of the suspects, Demontre Robinson, 20, has already been nabbed by police.
Police issued arrest warrants for two other suspects, Darius Roland and Jamari Crowder. The duo are wanted on murder charges.
Monroe Police Chief Bryan Gilliard condemned the senseless gun violence.
“This is such a devastating act that has far-reaching implications that was entirely uncalled for,” Gilliard said in a statement, the report said.
“These individuals took an innocent life for absolutely no reason and now a family and community has to live with this forever.”