Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Rest In Peace, Amber

Last last night, a few blocks from the house I lived in for 25 years, an 18 year old recent high school graduate was murdered.

She was walking with a friend, was stopped, robbed and fatally shot.

Her name was Amber Wilson.

It seems the whole city of Linden, New Jersey is shocked.

This isn't the first time a teen was killed, sadly. In the past couple of years, there have been quite a few stories of violence. Muggings, home invasions, fights.

Yet, with Amber, residents are confounded. She was a popular cheerleader who received her diploma just last month.

According to ABC7: "Amber had a smile that could light up a room," friend Winston Wright said. "Amber was really enthusiastic. She was a fun person to be around. She always had a lot of energy, always a good spirit. So that's why it's kind of baffling to think anyone would do anything like that to a person like that."

Baffling, yes.

Heartbreaking, definitely.

Tonight, they'll be a candle light vigil on Hussa Street where Amber lost her life.

Please keep her family, friends and our community in prayer.


Don said...

The absolute worse nightmare of any parent is to be informed of such painful tragedy.

I can only imagine the heartache. So unfortunate.

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