Akyra Murray

Akyra Murray was gunned down at an Orlando gay bar where she went to celebrate her graduation from high school. She was only 18 years old.

Some north Florida counties ban minors from bars and nightclubs where alcohol is served. But Orlando allows minors (under 21) to patronize bars such as Pulse Nightclub, where Omar Mateen killed 50 people and wounded 53 on Sunday.

A bright student, Akyra graduated third in her class at West Catholic Preparatory High School in Philadelphia. She had plans to attend Mercyhurst University before her life was cut short.

Suffering from a gunshot wound to her arm, Akyra hid from the gunman as he stalked his victims in the dimly lit club.

Frantic, she sent a text to her mother, Natalie Murray, who had just dropped her and a girlfriend off at the club at 11:30 p.m. Saturday.

“She doesn’t drink, she just wanted to have a good time,” Natalie told the NY Daily News.

She recalled the chilling text message from her daughter, saying there was a shooting at Pulse.

Natalie called her daughter as she raced back to the club. She told Akyra to apply pressure to the wound and stay calm. Akyra cried for her mother as she hid in a bathroom stall.

Natalie hung up the phone to call 911. She never spoke to her daughter again.

Akyra's girlfriend, Patience Carter, 20, was also wounded in the attack. The New York University student and musician is expected to recover.

Akyra is the youngest victim of the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

A Gofundme account to support the victims has raised $3 million so far.

  • AListDiva29

    Such a tragedy! She was so young, and had such a bright future ahead of her! This one really got to me! :'(

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    This stuff is hard to believe. My subconscious is still in Sandy Hook mode.

  • Angela

    Horrible??You can't be your kids friends and drop them off at places they should not be..Her mother will regret that for the rest of her life..

  • Yoni

    We are NOT about to vilify the victim. Granted, I haven't read the write up yet, but I already know it's gone be some Disney, white picket fence, silver spoon folks in here tambout "her fass tail shouldn't have been in there" and "where was her mama..." type shit. Don't do it!

  • L.T.L. Since 2007

    Not today.....
    +1

  • BKLYNS MAMA

    will one question is answered..."where was her momma".....um, driving back home after she dropped them off....so, yeah her mother was alright with it so....

  • Yardgirl

    I agree!! I live close to Sandy Hook and we will never be the same! :-( If the gun lobbyist and the NRA did nothing after those innocent 6 & 7 year olds were massacred, they won't do it now.

  • Yoni

    I just read.

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    18 and Older
    ^^^^
    So what's the problem here?

    That could've been you or I or any Rose partying up in club.

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    Akyra is the youngest victim of the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history
    ^^^^^^^^^
    Welp. One of your posters or a whole gang of about 40 or so, will be along shortly to get you ALL the way together on this tidbit.

  • MoniquetheGeek

    "Orlando allows minors (under 21) to patronize bars such as Pulse Nightclub." She was of age to go. Why shouldn't she have been there?

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    Akyra. RIP hun.

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    The Captain of the Goof Troops!
    ??????

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    If not the Cap'n then one of the co-signers.

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    This is my thought. And its sad. So sad. God bless yall YG. Still. I STILL think of Sandy Hook.

  • Vonn

    Me too. I believe she earned a scholarship(s) as well.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Some of yall read the title and fill in the blanks with your own machinations. The child was 18 and LEGALLY at the club. Smdh.

  • PettyEyezPrime

    Didn't I say it was to REALLY get the people going...Fall in line LOL

  • Saharabutnotdry

    Young or old , those people should have never been murdered . Heaven gained Angels .

  • mela.reign77

    I'm sorry to hear this, this baby was just having a good time. She was young but heck I was going out at 17, so I definitely can't say one darn thing about her being there. I will place the blame on the hideous monster that brutally murdered these people, he's the one to blame. This could have happened anywhere and has happened. Schools, church's and so forth. Rest in peace to all of the victims.

  • Milani

    Akyra cried for her mother as she hid in a bathroom stall.
    ====================================
    My God, this tugs at my heart strings...

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God
  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Said she gets accused of being Tranny all the time SO THAT makes her head Goof Troop :rofl:

  • Genia Gouch

    My heart hurts. so young. Taken away before the world could benefit from her contributions. This is so very sad

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Big Mad or alil Mad?! ?

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    We are NOT about to vilify the victim.

    ^^^^^^^^^^
    OR
    HER
    MAMA

  • PettyEyezPrime

    RIP Akyra. You deserved go and have a good time being 3RD IN YOUR CLASS and ON YOUR WAY TO COLLEGE after MOMMY dropped you off with her permission and her BLESSING.

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Let the dummies live!
    Kona

  • Ceezus

    Write-up say wound to the arm. It's terrible they couldn't have gotten rescued sooner. Breaks my heart that so many could've been saved within those 3hrs before swat take down at 5 am.

  • B.Sweet is Savage

    She was of legal age to be in the club. She had a right to be there but she had no business dying there. That part was out of her control.

  • PettyEyezPrime

    YES ??

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Right!
    FOH

  • Vonn

    Period.

  • Vonn

    No.

  • PettyEyezPrime

    She had a right to be there but she had no business dying there
    *********
    THIS.PART.RIGHT.HERE!

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    This the new blog mantra

  • Yoni

    Right because I was in an ADULT club on my JR. prom night.

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    And don't even let me get started
    Facepalm

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Point well taken. But she was only 18. There are laws against underage drinking. Some counties don't allow 18-year-olds in bars where alcohol is served. That's just common sense.

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    ?Lettuce make some tshirts too!!! ???

  • That’s Interesting

    It's being reported that the shooter was indeed closeted and used to attend gay bars and clubs. He also met gay men online.

  • SweetsJunkie

    Fast-tail girl is 16 at a club, begging the owner to let you in.....that was me, young and dumb days

  • Yoni

    Sure did! And I admittedly immediately made a post without reading.

  • B.Sweet is Savage

    This could happen anywhere at any time. You could hit up the grocery store today and some ish like this goes down. It's not cause you were in the wrong place...or somewhere you shouldn't have been.

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    He wouldn't have shot at a club full of nggas in the hood...

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    I like your "factual" comment ???

  • Yoni

    And sell'em to get folks info to stalk them for later. LMAO

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    That's normal.

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    I was in the club at 16 with a fake ID that said I was 21. Illegal like a summabish. Drinking and everything. I was a VERY bad kid. I say all the time I give my 2 girls a hard time, but they are nothing like I was, and they sure arent like a lot of my friends kids who are the same age. This girl and her gf were doing all the right things and still didnt get a real chance at adulthood.

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    Fukk right round and get the FBI called on the blog agane.

  • Yoni

    A man just got his throat SLIT in a grocery store in NY. The murderer stayed on the scene for 45 minutes before they caught him.

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    But maybe she just wanted to dance. I'm STILL not a big drinker and I'm grown. When I go to a club, my purpose is sweat my perm out dancing and have a good time with friends. Period. We don't know that this wasn't Akyra's purpose either. RIP.

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Of course! ?

    ???

  • That’s Interesting

    RIP Akyra. She was an adult and out of high school. She could go wherever she wanted to go. You don't have to be 21 to go to a club where they serve alcohol. That's why they ID at the actual bar at some places.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    I went to a gay bar for the first time at 17 in Miami.

  • Yoni

    And the NAACP.....for cussing. LOL

  • KB

    More sadness....I saw that a minor was there and just wanted to know who they were, now I do and wish I didn't. No place is safe in this world. Such sadness, heartache and pain.

  • nicelyput32

    To be a parent and not be able to be there for your child in the time of troubles, God knows how much we can bear. This would be too much for me.

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    That should make it easier to be empathetic...

    I went as an adult.

  • BKLYNS MAMA

    Long funkin sigh..... We can analyze this shyt to the end of time....all the woulda, coulda, shoulda, CAN NOT prepare you from some FCK BOI with an agenda to kill people in mass....Its just horrible that we have people in this WORLD who just don't care about killing HUMANS, PERIOD....especially for their own CRAZY AGENDA!

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Most of the time they don't ID.

  • Yoni

    Remember, I hadn't read it yet. LOL

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    After Columbine, my school used to do little drills. And have "bomb threats".
    That shit was not conducive to learning and borderline demoralizing.

    Public School is for the most part made to condition the youth. And I'm speaking with these many experiences in mind.

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    WATT was he waiting on?
    His ride?
    Kona

  • KB

    Truth

  • B.Sweet is Savage

    There are laws against underage drinking but how do we know she was drinking? I had no problem going to the club and not drinking. I understand that some counties don't allow it but may do.

    The US has one of the highest legal drinking ages. Most places are 18.

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    It still was relevant. Bc damn if other folks didnt say that same thing.

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    He probably paged the staff, "clean up on aisle 9."

    You know how those deranged killas be.

  • Yoni

    HURTS LIKE HELL! I get sad when my baby away at school SICK with a cold and I can't comfort her. So to know that some of these victims were calling their mother's and they couldn't come save them, THIS is what gets ME!

  • KB

    WHAT?!!!! Hell no!

  • That’s Interesting

    No, he wouldn't have. The gay men I know fight and they would have taken him down...

  • T’acheItEzeInMy6″Heels

    So sad. I read here Dad's fb page and he didn't want her to go to the club, but she begged him. R.I.P., Akyra Monet Murray.

  • Chuck

    Yea, I agree.. Why shouldn't she have been there, where she was legally allowed to go? Don't blame the girl's mother, it's all on the coward killer, who was a closeted gay person.

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Wanted to make sure they did the job right Hmmp!
    Kona

  • SweetsJunkie

    Where I live, the law used to be 18 to drink, when I was about 19 they changed it to 21. They still let us in the clubs but the 21 year olds got wrist bands, we just got stamps on our hands. Therefore, we couldn't get drinks.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Thanks hun.

  • Araminta Glissade Chaines

    I hope he's not blaming himself.

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    The Butcher

  • KB

    Wrong, wrong, wrong smh!

    Why am I giggling.....?.

  • Yoni

    BYE! LOL No, CRAZY! You know how arsonist stand back and watch the fires? I was thinking he was one of those types! Murderers show up to funerals of their victims all the time.

  • Yoni

    Hatechu! LMAO

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Nawl the janitors. But now that you say that Hmmmm Maybe ?
    Kona

  • Yoni

    Me too! LMAO

  • Jusstlookn

    Girl...chills.

  • Da Puppet Mistress
  • PettyEyezPrime

    She and no one else died that night because of something they did. They died because of a supposed gay man who couldn't handle his own urges and feelings and had access to weapons. They died at the hands of him. He murdered people as if he was judge, jury and executioner. They died because his own family ignored the signs and never spoke up.

  • That’s Interesting

    I don't knew how they do it in Orlando or that particular club, but on the RARE occasions I'm at a club they let 18 year olds in, or an event, I get ID'd.

  • PettyEyezPrime

    They are very pretty. Their brown is magnificent!

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    But at the scene?!

    He was probably waiting for wede man ?
    Kona

  • AnonymousRose

    one white guy said that on abc news that he ask him questions (the Killer) he also stated that the "Killer" said he did not want to harm blacks, that they are not the problem, Still at a lost right now

  • PettyEyezPrime

    We did this in my elementary school on up SMDH. We actually had those kinds of threats called in often. Humans suck sometimes.

  • AnonymousRose

    me too. I just try not even think of it... LORD I try not too

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Don't. Not today. Or tomorrow.

  • Yardgirl

    Thank you sweet lady!?

  • PettyEyezPrime

    Pequeña

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    I agree.

  • T’acheItEzeInMy6″Heels

    He said "he's struggling with it." He's going in on family members coming together only in the midst of a tragedy.

  • mela.reign77

    Right, I was doing my thing But granted times were much different back then also. I'm hard on my nieces and nephews because I know times are changing. By know means do I want to seem like a hypocrite to them but I just want them to make better choices than I did, But oweeee those were the days and now you can't pay me to go to a club.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    The only person who didn't belong was the killer.

  • Misslaydj

    Here is the youtube song by patience.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U3xOgb0MPCA

    Who said said they were girlfriends though? SMH. Folks reach too far...

  • B.Sweet is Savage

    I'll design them this time. :kona:

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    It's really no reason to expose children to that.
    If the teachers scared, strap up.

    Why create an environment of fear?

  • PettyEyezPrime

    Beautiful voice

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Never mind that. I read it as girl friend.

    Thanks for sharing her music.

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    DUH

  • mela.reign77

    I was about 19 when I went to a gay bar and had the most fun. There was no fighting and everybody was there, straight gay, you name it. It was the first time I ever heard someone say trisexual. Lmbo! I was like what??? He told me that a trisexual would try anything . Lmbo So much fun!

  • harley_quinn2.0

    ???

  • Finding Forever…

    Rest in Peace & may the Lord provide solace for yours & the many others affected by this tragic act. Heard a mom of 12 (who beat cancer TWICE) was there with her son & was killed. He survived. I've gone to a gay bar & gay pride parade (with friends...THEY PART-TAY HARDDDD) & is just a shame to think people can't even live & be. Heard he was casing out Downtown Disney too & scary to think I'll be there in August. THIS CAN HAPPEN ANYTIME & ANY PLACE...WHERE ARE WE SAFE AT? Not a church...a school, just sad.

  • Yoni

    It consumes me!

  • nicelyput32

    Saturday night, my child went out with a friend, she left at 11:30. I was a nervous wreck. All kind of thoughts came to mind. The devil was busy. I got on my knees, and had a talk with God, and she was back in the house before I fell asleep.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe
  • Let Your Soul Glow

    THIS!!!!!!!

  • PettyEyezPrime

    We weren't scared. Well I wasn't. I knew more than the other kids because I wasn't allowed in classrooms. I had to work in the office ?I had the inside scoop. A teacher might have fugged around and shot my bad @ss. I already had to be locked in closets, rooms and auditoriums by myself. It just taught us to be watchful and take necessary precautions.

  • ebonics

    Yep, people are crazy! The arsonist that burned my condo to the ground stood there watched it burn, and even gave an eye witness interview on the news! He is now serving 150+ years in prison. I hope nasty nate pounds his ass every night!

  • PettyEyezPrime

    Thanks. Watch fools flood in here, sigh.

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    I go to the club once a quarter now lol. 4 times a year. Normally for XYZ birthday, someone got promotion etc. out of my nieces, oldest nephew, and 21 yo I will say that the LONE MALE worries the pure CRAP out of my damn nerbs with his partying. The girls go to the club/party. But its not really their thing. THAT nigglet? And does stuff like get drunk and lose his wallet, keys etc. Im like DUDE STOP that crap. Some damn girl called my phone one night and was like he is drunk and you are the last number in his phone log. Where he LIVE. I told her to put him in a damn Uber and send him to his mama (my sister) house

  • Yoni

    WHO YOU TELLIN'! Mine went out FRIDY night to celebrate. First thing outta my mouf "WHERE and with WHO?" She kept hollin' "IDK where...". When her frans pulled up, you woulda thought she was still in high school. I was IN THE car "WHO in here? Where yall goin'?" I took about 7 pictures of her before she left. My dude was like "you ain't gone sleep tonight." Shole damn ain't. Fukk you thought? When she returns home after a night out, she STILL has to come in and let me look at her eyes and smell her to make sure she's "ok". She's 21.......at home from school on summer break. Own money. Own car. My house tho'. LOL

  • http://www.facebook.com/juanhustle @JuanHustle

    Honestly thought Black Wall Street was the deadliest in history..

  • Jusstlookn

    Hey I just got here. ??

  • Finding Forever…

    After that murderer killed those at the movie theater, I'm CONSTANTLY looking for an exit. Have told my nephews, IF something happens you go down first & I'll go on top. I've told them I lived more life & would take one before either of you (at least hoping to). SAD that kids even have to be taught, explained & HAVE to see these acts. I know growing up the world was never PERFECT, but these kids of today are getting robbed left & right from their childhood.

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    *marks our names off the list*

    *waits*

    ???

  • PettyEyezPrime

    You back with stalker? Or new boo? #nosy. I feel you though on your mama bear steez.

  • MotherOfDragons, GetOffMyENuts

    Is my comments section the only one that looks strange?

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    We always discuss a meetup spot and what-ifs ?

  • Angela

    It's done and sadly it's the truth..

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Mine looks regular. What are you seeing? ?

  • PettyEyezPrime

    I had to exit and open again. Hey you. How is the baby and you still scaring Dragon4? You let GrannyMOD have that baby yet? LOL

  • Jusstlookn

    I agree, another poster brought it up, but in poor taste.

    Death of the innocent of just one is tragic.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Me too. I don't like opening days, big weekends, etc. I'm always looking for the exits.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Mine looks the same.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    What I do?

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    Nobody was actually scared, you become desensitized. Fire drill, bomb drill, etc.

    The point is you're not learning. That still gets into your psyche, especially of a young impressionable mind.

  • mela.reign77

    Lawd Jesus!!!!!!! Tell that baby to be careful. I'm glad she called you.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Russian intelligence hacked into the DNC and stole a file on Trump. Wonder what they need that for....

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    AND I'll add that I know three Arabic sayings ? JUST IN CASE I have to speak my way outta something ?

  • Jusstlookn

    I do this everywhere...work, the mall, grocery store. You'd be suprised folka dont have an alternate place exit at home.

  • LabellaMior

    I work in Afghan and I swear my coworkers and I were just talking about how safe we felt in a war zone versus in the US.. At least we get warned more often then not before we get attacked.. This mass shooting has got to stop.. So dam sad!

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Oh my

  • Yoni

    Stalker WON'T go no where. I told him to get himself a girlfran.....he won't lissen. lbvs

  • MotherOfDragons, GetOffMyENuts

    Font is different as is spacing...I have to screenshot so you can see.

  • Yoni

    SHET DE FUKK UP!!!!!!!!!!!! How did yall know it was HIM? WHY did his fukk boy ass do it???

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Lemme find out SR blurring up your screen! ??

  • SweetsJunkie

    Like Boosie lil hitman Marlo Mike, consoling Bleek's family, went to the funeral, had his t-shirt on and errthang.

  • Finding Forever…

    Right we're JUST about to go see TMNT. Nah, homies we gotta wait a second for that foot traffic to cease a lil & during the DAY too (is my preference).

  • PettyEyezPrime

    Inform us which I appreciate. Others are not as intelligent to receive the information and respond in a respectful manner.

  • MotherOfDragons, GetOffMyENuts

    Baby had a dr appointment first thing this morning and granny has him now. Dragon4 told me to tell him when I do that thing again so he can leave. I said I told him the first time! ?

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    You usually have to have a wristband to get alcohol in those situations.
    You're right though.

  • PettyEyezPrime

    Maybe but this is the world we live in.

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Do that thing again
    ^^^^^
    ??????

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    Far as I ever read it was lynchings and stabbings and some were clubbed to death too, not just gunshots on Black Wall Street (Tulsa). But yes. Comparison of death is not the biz. This is not something folks should be tryna "claim". Ours was more deadlier. Its all tragic. People lost life.

  • MotherOfDragons, GetOffMyENuts

    I'm on my phone, about to try from a different device but it looks like this on my phone

  • PettyEyezPrime

    ??

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    Sadly, He aint no BABY. He is 29 and a daggone daddy. I told him one more incident and his ass going to rehab.

  • PettyEyezPrime

    He knows what kind of woman you are ?

  • nicelyput32

    All of THIS!!!!

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    Dragon4 is like LADY dont morph into a damn monster NO MOE on my watch

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    That means they have files on Clinton too.

  • mela.reign77

    Oh goodness, nope he is not. Hopefully he will it right, I believe that. Going through something like that with one of my nephews and although I know he's still grieving a friends death, drinking will not bring him back. I've been praying so hard for him.

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    ????

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Oh. Yeah you right.

  • PettyEyezPrime

    Thank you for your service and may God bless and protect you

  • Yoni

    Crazy or Schmat? Or both? LMAO

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    This is EXACTLY what is wrong with him. Our cousin got killed (23) 2 years ago. He never got over it. They were CLOSE. Its sad. But hell Im tired, my sister, his dad. Yall stay strong hun.

  • PettyEyezPrime

    Oh my

  • Yoni

    Don't know of THAT drama, but yeah THAT type shit. LOL

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Hey Lady! Congrats on the new baby! How are you doing?

  • PettyEyezPrime

    This an unfortunate must.

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    Stay safe and God bless you.

  • MotherOfDragons, GetOffMyENuts

    I'm damn near exclusively pumping so he has to get used to it or stay away from me ? I'm pumping every 2 hours like clockwork and catnapping.

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Don't act like you won't shank a bish if he did. LOL! You luh him. Just gon admit it.

  • Buttercup

    She graduated third in her class, so I say she deserved to go out and have fun to celebrate. She also deserved to make it back to her mother safely.

    I'm not going to act like I wasn't club hopping in Downtown Orlando when I was 19. I just wanted to bend my knees, rock my hips, and do the pool palace.

  • MotherOfDragons, GetOffMyENuts

    I'm good. Lil fatman is good.

  • Finding Forever…

    Just heartbreaking to even have to think of such. I think of Steel Magnolias "an ounce of pretension (prevention) is worth a pound of manure." Have carried this throughout life.

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Awwww, good. Glad to hear it! **hugs to you**

  • Yoni

    O'an yesterday when we were watching the new stories on this. I pointed to the TV like "You see WHY I ask you where you're going and do the things I do? Look at that, his mother was asking him WHAT CLUB because she didn't know. And he's "grown" just like you (TUH), but he was still her baby and she was concerned. NOW do you understand that this shit ain't no game, boo! We NEED to know." She understood. I pray.

  • Buttercup

    We need to plan a girl's night out.

  • Yoni

    I wouldn't shank NAN bish over him or any other nigga. But I WILL go ten toes down WITH HIM. LMAO Ain't no luh bihh! I do this for fun! LMAO

  • RICHIE_RICH

    Poor baby , this hate has to stop. No matter how people feel about the lgbt community, no one should die. In the community the one place we felt safe and free was the bars and clubs. RIP to all the victims. ??????????????????

  • semaj24philly

    Just RIP to all the victims of this tragic & unnecessary story.Feel so bad for the families who will never see their sons,daughters,cousins or friends again smh.

  • Wayup!

    rip Akyra. ..she was from my hometown. . City Hall had a gathering last nite..her momma was there sobbing her eyes out!???

  • RICHIE_RICH

    Yess for the pool palace

  • Yoni

    That's the thing, we've all done it, even if we weren't spose to. I just didn't want folks coming in here like they ain't never raised they skirts and pulled their panties to the side type shit. IJS

  • nicelyput32

    Mine thinks I'm obsessed with her. YEP, you gotdanm right..FOREVAAA.

  • mela.reign77

    Wow, we just have to keep praying. You do the same sunshine!

  • ebonics

    So his mom lived above me, she kicked him out (he was 20 years young), he got mad set her condo on fire. I dont know if he was just that stupid to think he is ONLY going to affect her not realizing it would burn down the whole complex or he simply didnt care. Long story short he burned down a 12 apt complex, killed allll the animals. I was home with my now husband, we got out with no shoes, luckily I grabbed my purse and had my debit card and DL. Anyway, his mom had told me about a month before if we see him on the premises to call the cops, not call her but the police. So I ran down the stairs with fire riiight above me, and I get to the bottom and see that asshole. Watching it burn. Cops came I told them he did it point blank. I knew it was him. Turns out they have him on camera carrying fire starter up the stairs and running down right before the fire started. (We live behind a walmart, and the back security cameras caught it all...) But that idiot had the nerve to do a news interview!!!!! Le sigh. Some peoples children.

  • Yoni

    *raises TWO hands and boff foots* Dammit!

    Her lil "ex" boyfren AND his mammy bout to get it too because she been cryin' too much for MY feelin's. :karate: :box: I sure did call his punk ass yesterday....but he ain't ansah.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    I always felt safe when I frequented gay bars. But I'm a lesbian who doesn't force my gay lifestyle on others...

  • Auditor

    Been to a club ONCE in my life...I couldn't stand being around drunk/drugged up people. Plus I seen a big ass roach crawling across the floor. So technically I was in the club for 15 mins ?

    RIP to another young Black life lost. Hope my children aren't into "partying"...I never was. I was always into exploring the world, learning new things, and getting paper.

  • surprise2012

    The store is one of the main places I think something could happen at.

  • ebonics

    Yeah fe real. I was always cautious before all these shooting started happening, always aware of my surroundings. Now even more, especially because I live in Colorado where alot of these crazy ass people be shooting up places. Columbine, Aurora movie theater shooting, etc. Its a scary time to be a teenager, or child. I dont even go to movies anymore, I use Kodi and watch it in my own home. Makes you wonder though, what if everyone carried a gun? You would think that would prevent these crazy mofo's from shooting up places if bystanders with guns are there to protect themselves.

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Sounds good to me!

  • Yoni

    I am GASPING! I am SO GLAD you got out safe! I would set up a visit just to drop kick his ass in the chest. Matter of fact, tell nasty Nate you want to be pen pals and you will put some money on his books if he did you this one solid.........everyday. Dumb fukk ass fukk boi kid!

  • ebonics

    Clubs are very overrated, not to mention they play wack music. Im an 80s baby I love 80s/90s hip hop thats hard to find in the clubs here. Ill party at home, and invite people over and have good music and food lol.

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Blah, blah, blah...tell yourself whatever works. LOL!

  • Auditor

    Yup be surrounded by people you KNOW

  • LibraGirlonly

    I thought she was shot in the arm? She died from a gunshot wound to the arm????? This is beyond sad.??

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    Times have really changed. I use to drive from Houston to Austin for weekends to party on 6th street, drive from TX to CA to hit up the marine base and walk over to Tijuana to go clubbing. When I was around the house, I would jump up at 11pm to hit the club and only carried my DL and cash in my bra. .. no phone or anything with me for communication. Jesus this world gets worse and worse. Now I just hit up casinos every once in a while and maybe a good bar for happy hour (when I'm not big and pregnant).. that even seems scary now. too much....

  • LibraGirlonly

    So sad ???

  • ebonics

    Thank you, im thankful God was watching over everyone that was home that day too. It def taught me a valuable lesson in life. Life is short, and material possessions cannot make or break me ;) I lost everything ive ever owned, in life. Every picture, every trinket, article of clothing etc. But I didnt lose my life so for that im sooo grateful. Yeah I know people in the pen where he is at. He is being taken care of haha. I like the way you think tho I do need to start putting money on books for favors hahahah.

  • Yoni

    That's all you can do. I ain't never fought over a man and never will. For what? Why I gotta fight for what's SUPPOSE to be mine. Newp.

  • Auditor

    Hell Tijuana probably safer than ANY club in the US now

  • Wayup!

    Yes...our mayor broke down and everything..?

  • Auditor

    Could have hit a major artery or the bullet traveled to a major organ...those are the kinds of bullets you want for an intruder. 9mm will do that...

  • Vonn

    I hope his mother made it out of the fire.

  • Auditor

    My boss had a ball in Iraq (don't think she went to Afghanistan). Told her I'm not going lol

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    wild times. i only took drinks from the guys/marines i went there with. we girls made sure we were always together at least two at a time going anywhere. but, hell... that don't stop bullets! only thing we had to worry about was getting snatched up so we stuck to the rules and got home safely. we watched chicks get stupid drunk and drug out of the club by the local men. we thought the chicks were stupid as hell but, now you don't know the rules anymore.. what are the rules for having a good time and dodging bullets?? smh

  • ebonics

    She was at work. It was a weekday at noon. Only 11 people were home at the time and everyone got out alive thank the most high! She however, was just as evil as him. She showed up to the scene and was immediately in her neighbors face blaming her pointing fingers and screaming in front of the cops! Mind you that neighbor is super nice and has 2 small kids and barely made it down 3 flights of stairs without getting burned!

  • Auditor

    Ain't none sadly...just be aware and follow your instincts...but I guess if you're drugged up or tipsy you won't have those feelings and awareness

  • Milani

    NEW POST

  • Yoni

    I've never been a "material possesioner". Yes I'd be sick if I were to lose everything, but long as I come out with my life, all else can be replaced.

    Folks would "luh you long time" if you put money on their books. They would be in ramen noodle and honeybun HEAVEN, fuh-eva!

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    I fear mostly for my children. No idea what made me think bringing another kid in to this world was a great idea. I told myself I can afford her and raise her in a "good" area but that doesn't mean shitt anymore.

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    I fear mostly for my children. No idea what made me think bringing another kid in to this world was a great idea. I told myself I can afford her and raise her in a "good" area but that doesn't mean shitt anymore.

  • ebonics

    the good ole jail burrito heaven hahah and cigarettes for dayyyys. Yeah I feel you, the hardest part is losing allll my pictures. Im not big on social media so I never really upload my life on there. There are certain things you can never replace pictures of family, esp lost ones, being one of them. Other than that Im straight. Life goes on. Now I use google + photo backup and fb often ;)

  • ebonics

    the good ole jail burrito heaven hahah and cigarettes for dayyyys. Yeah I feel you, the hardest part is losing allll my pictures. Im not big on social media so I never really upload my life on there. There are certain things you can never replace pictures of family, esp lost ones, being one of them. Other than that Im straight. Life goes on. Now I use google + photo backup and fb often ;)

  • Yoni

    That's good to hear.

  • Yoni

    That's good to hear.

  • nicelyput32

    You and I must be kindred spirits. I threatened to make a call to her friend's mother (she and I grew up together) to tell her to tell her son to stop asking her to come over and spend time with him. Boy, she is not coming. Now if you want to come over and take her out on a proper date, that's probable. But Ima still lay down the law of how you will and will not treat my child.

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    I wholeheartedly agree. I just like messing with you because you call him stalker when he's your boo thang. :)

  • Sexy CJ

    *************

  • free

    i was in the club at 18....

  • Sexy CJ

    ************

  • Yoni

    I know you are joking. You know he's known as "stalker" on HERE......and to his face. LOL

  • free

    yep, i had my crew too. we took care of one another. we had an acquaintance who we begged to go home with us (we had to ride the train) and not with this guy she met at a house party. she wanted to ride with him and he raped her later that night.

  • Melissa James

    What the damn hell was she doing in a Gay club to celebrate her graduation at only 18?

  • Sheyonce

    And this man bought his ASSAULT RIFLE legally! Why would anyone need an assault rifle? People don't hunt with them, so I'm confused as to how they can be purchased by everyday citizens. I thought for sure they were banned.

  • IAmLegend

    Its very common for 18 year olds to go to clubs that allow 18 and up to patron. Gay clubs are usually the safest place for girls and women to party without being hounded by horny men all night.

  • IAmLegend

    They are considering that a riot and not a mass shooting

  • Melissa James

    None of those people who got killed should have been in that club to begin with because there shouldn't be gay clubs. I thought homosexuality was an abomination a sin. So here you have a bunch of homosexuals parting it up like its 1999 and now they have to go before their maker and explain whey he shouldn't send them to hell for being gay. Its like doing something you know you not suppose to be doing and you do it anyway and get killed in the process. You same posters on here are all sad a blue cause a club full of homosexuals got shot up but then next week y'all gon be complaining about woman having to share the restroom with men...hypocrites make up your minds

  • hottlanta

    Would it make any difference had she gotten shot at church or her graduation. We have had a lot of shootings at church and schools lately and those were historically suppose to be two of the safest non-crime places to be.

  • Yardgirl

    I saw this clip this morning!! How many times does the man have to say it before it penetrates their thick skull?? They are so filled with hate they cannot, or will not get it. Sad.

  • Auditor

    I feel you...I go back and forth everyday on whether I should even have any.

  • RespectSelf

    This is really sad and scary. Like what us going on in the world now? Is it the food, tv, movies, government? People are doing way too much these days. I feel sad for all parties involved. Like even the gunman. It's sad that he got to a point where he would even think to do that. The fact that he mentally checked out. That stuff is scary as hell

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    This is sooooooooo sad

  • Rarechild93

    Amen!! Steady lining thier pockets in the midst of all this madness. The money in weapons is to great for the NRA to EVER consider even remote change. Greed my friends wins out over justice and common sense.

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    omg

  • Canary Red™

    PREACH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    It can shoot 24 rounds in 9 seconds....only intent for a rifle with such high power is to destroy your ENEMY! No other reason(s)!

  • Canary Red™

    So sad!

  • free

    a lot of straight folks are gonna be surprised on judgement day....

  • Canary Red™

    PREACHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!

    Yes, I think the point is getting misconstrued. SHOOTING is the KEY word - MASS SHOOTING.

  • http://batman-news.com Niacast

    Just because a person doesn't want a person with a penis in the women's restroom doesn't mean they want that same man gunned down and killed. There is a difference. That's like saying everyone who is not a Christian should be gunned down. I don't think anyone is saying that. We are sad and blue b/c this is a very sad situation. There is no way to look at any of those victims and not feel something. Sexual orientation or personal beliefs have nothing to do with it.

  • Low E. TUH!

    HEARTBREAKING AF...-DEEP HEAVY SIGH-

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Ha! You know I never doubted that he knew you called him stalker. Yep, that's your personality. I bet he just laughs at you when you call him that, doesn't he? LOL! Y'all funny. You're gonna be 75 (with the same damn phone since you don't like to upgrade, but I digress) somewhere sitting on the porch with him calling him a stalker.

  • MISSMEWITDATBULL

    I just saw the most moving poetry about the ordeal delivered by the young lady above who survived, Patience Carter - there are no words to do it justice...just had to share:
    http://www.fox29.com/news/local-news/159161618-story

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    As a mother and a human being first your heart aches for these parents.

  • BicoastBlackGirlGeek

    I actually never went to an adult club in the states, always in TJ, and with the sailors...I look at life now and think wow, the things that could have happened. But the world is must more evil that it was back then...

  • Low E. TUH!

    YOU AIN'T KIDDING.

  • Yoni

    LMAO Oh yes, the sarcasm is real to his FACE! He gets it.....sometimes.....I think. LOL And I DID upgrade. This chick got herself a Samsung S6. Is that good or nah. You know I don't know. But I can shole watch my por.....nevermind. LOL

  • Howard Alum ?

    Dude, you live in the City? What part? You mentioned yesterday that you were in Golden Gate Park. I only know one GGP and thats in Frisco...?

  • Rahab

    Truly! Let those without sin caste the first stone!

  • 2tusweetz

    I was born and raised in Orlando! We have 18 and up environments because we have a lot of college students in the area. That's why she was able to get into the club. They give out special armbands so security and the bartenders know who can drink or not. The focus should be why this specimen was allowed to purchase a gun after he was investigated twice by the FBI! 49 people died onsite, He had no regard to human life, but the the police should have kept his coward azz alive so justice could have been served!!

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    The problem is, you will STILL have that S6 sitting out on the porch 20 years from now with Stalker Boo. Samsung will be on S25 and you'll still be trying to watch the Hub with your future dirty ole lady self!

  • Yoni

    You MIGHT be on to something. But I'll never let you know that you are. LMAO

  • mzbestseller

    U better say that!!

  • mzbestseller

    We all fall short of the glory of God daily. Christian, atheist, gay, straight, ugly, pretty, bowlegged or knock kneed its in our nature to sin. This event cant even be compared to the bathroom debate. These are peoples lives who were lost. They are still God's children no matter how much we disagree with their lifestyle. He gives us free will to make choices and that was theirs. Who knows if they repented or not before they died. Their relationship with God or sexual preferences wont get me into heaven. Like one person said its gonna be a whole lot of straight people surprised on that day and plenty will be church folks. Its time to work on our relationship with God and just love one another in the process.

  • Look@m3

    Are there only a few aware of Sandy Hook, the movie shooting and the Boston massacre? Because I be confused sometimes about some of the responses...

  • Storm’s Rage!

    I know and sad to say but them was white kids that were massacred in Sandy Hooks and white people still don't care. So, you know they aren't gonna do anything about gay people and the majority of them was Latino.

  • Alicia.Ashe

    Sad they were gorgeous.

  • Gina

    Wtf was an 18 yr old doing at a gay club?? Trying to be grown at the wrong place at the wrong time.

  • fromanotherplanet

    We are now victim-shaming the dead??? Victim-shaming someone who was massacred at a club for doing what 90 percent of young people do? This is a new low Sandra Rose. You are a sick human being and I think you have never known peace in your life. Someone placed a curse on your life and this is why you are the way you are. Just disgusting.

  • Yardgirl

    Exactly

  • kre

    yeah but this event actually happened unlike SH

  • S MAC

    WHAT I DON'T UNDERSTAND IS WHY WASN'T THEIR ANY POLICE SECURING THE PARKING LOTS AND BOUNCERS AT THE DOOR OF THIS CLUB. USUALLY CLUBS THAT SERVE ALCOHOL BEVERAGE HAVE SECURITY ON HAND. MOST CLUBS BEFORE ENTERING IN BOUNCER'S USE MENTAL DETECT ON EVERYONE
    FOR WEAPONS OR ANY SHARP OBJECTS THAT CAN BE USE AS A WEAPON. MY HEART GOES OUT TO ALL FAMILY'S WHO HAS LOST A LOVE ONE

  • http://www.facebook.com/juanhustle @JuanHustle

    A "riot" that claimed over 300 lives that died from shootings and bombs? They'll call it whatever but clearly it is what it was.

  • Naptastical

    Thanks cause I'm def confused. If it was an 18 and older club and she was 18....?

  • C0rTnEy

    It's not th worst massacre! What about rose wood? Black Wall Street? So many other countless places! Shoot Chicago every day is a war zone

  • Shade Fest

    So the people who were killed at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church shouldn't have been at the church...the kids at Sandy Hook shouldn't have been at school. The many Christians that were on the 911 flights shouldn't have been on the planes. I swear some people are quick to judge like a mass shooting or attack can't happen anywhere. I wonder if the people in Paris going to hell since they were partying like it's 1999 when they were killed. Instead of condemning maybe you should pray that a tragedy of this magnitude never happen again.

  • S. Williams

    as it should be

  • S. Williams

    as it should be

  • S. Williams

    as it should be

  • Melissa James

    There is a difference the people were at church ,a bible study...the children were at school, to learn...these club goers were at a gay club looking to see who they could pick up to take home to get F'ed up their ass...don't start with me!

  • Shade Fest

    So what you're saying is everybody that goes to a gay club is trying to find someone to take home to F*** them up their ass...that statement alone personifies your ignorance as it pertains to the LGBT community. Again a mass shooting can happen anywhere.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Your ignorance astounds me. Half of the victims who died were male couples. They were going home together, not with a random. There were women in the club. The youngest was 18. Your comment violated Sandrarose.com's Terms of Use, so you are banned for the rest of your life.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    I await the toxicology reports to see if she had alcohol in her system. If she did, that club should not be allowed to reopen.

  • chinkeyez.nish_

    She did have a full scholarship to play ball for MercyHurst University. I'm so sad to see her go. Philly will truly miss her (-_-)

  • IamAllnatural

    What small town are you from? These kids are gay in elementary now. Open your mind, because this generation is totally different.

  • IamAllnatural

    What small town are you from? These kids are gay in elementary now. Open your mind, because this generation is totally different.

  • H-Town Girl

    Uh...Melissa a real Christian knows that you LOVE the Sinner but HATE the sin, per the bible that you and every other Christian reads/heeds...that includes your sins too...you do know that right?

  • Jim Lovett

    Not an American in the bunch was there?