FOUR years after praying in a video against gun violence and saying ” I don’t want to die”, an 11-year-old girl was shot and killed while riding in a car.
Anisa Scott was riding in a car last week in Madison, Wisconsin when she was shot in the head.
Anisa was taken to the hospital and placed in a medically induced coma.
Her family took the girl off life support on Thursday, two days after the shooting.
She was the 10th person in Madison to die of homicide this year, People reported.
Four years ago, Anisa was featured in an anti-gun violence video, praying and asking God to “fix Chicago.”
“I just want to go out and play, like a seven year old is supposed to do,” she said in the video. “I don’t want to die.”
Filmed by Rafael Ragland, the father of Anisa’s half sister, the video has about 31,000 views on FaceBook.
“I’m so confused honestly because the same thing she was praying about, praying that it doesn’t happen to her, then it turns around and happens to her,” Ragland said. “It just devastates me.”
Andre P. Brown, 16 and Perion R Carreon, 19, have been arrested on suspicion of first-degree intentional homicide and attempted first-degree intentional homicide.
If he is charged, Brown will be charged as an adult even though he is 16 as state law requires anyone 10 and older charged with first-degree intentional homicide to be charged as an adult, KEYT reported.
Both suspects are currently held in jail with the investigation ongoing.
According to the Madison Police Department, they “cannot rule out the possibility of additional arrests.”
Police believe the shooting was intentional, but that the driver of the vehicle Anisa was riding in was the intended target.
A vigil Friday night attracted hundreds of people to celebrate Anisa’s life, according to KEYT.
Her mother thanked the crowd for their support.
“I can only be strong because of y’all,” she said. “I love her so much.”
Her family asked the Boys & Girls Club of Dane County to help with funeral arrangements.
Amy Arenz, CEO of the resources consulting firm Concero, donated $10,000 to the Boys & Girls Club of Dane County covering the funeral expenses.