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The mother of a 13-year-old shooting victim in Chicago says the police didn't kill her daughter.

104 people were shot in Chicago over the Father's Day weekend. 13 people died, including Amaria Jones, who has emerged as the face of the carnage.

Amaria was showing her mother, Lawanda Jones, a TikTok dance when a stray bullet passed through a "Chicago Lives Matter" sign and struck her daughter in their home last Saturday.

Jones told a CBS affiliate news station, "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?!"

Her daughter's death led Jones to condemn the violence in her city.

"They talk about the police killing - killing our citizens. They're killing each other off," Jones told CBS 2. "Our kids are not safe no more. Period. You can't sit on your porch. You can't even be in your own house. You'll get killed."

Two boys, ages 15 and 16, were also shot during the same drive-by incident in Amaria's home in a middle class neighborhood. They are expected to survive their injuries.

Jones said, "To the other parents whose kids got shot — my heart goes out to them too, because don’t nobody know what it’s like unless you are in these shoes, to lose a child. You might sympathize with us, but you ain’t going to feel the pain until it actually happens."
 

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Three suspects have been charged in the shooting death of 18-year-old college student Na'Kia Crawford in Akron, Ohio.

Crawford was killed in a drive-by shooting while riding in a car with her grandmother on Sunday afternoon. She was shot multiple times while stopped at a traffic light.

Crawford was transported to Summa Akron City Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

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Adarus Black, 17, was charged with murder. Jaion Bivens, 18, has been charged with obstructing justice and tampering with evidence, and Janisha George, 24, is charged with obstructing justice. All three are Black.

Bivens agreed to cooperate with police and plans to turn himself in, according to police.

Police say Crawford was "accidentally targeted" by the shooter. "Na'Kia Crawford was in the wrong place at the wrong time," Deputy Chief Jesse Lesser said during a virtual news conference.

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Tensions flared in the city and Crawford's case received national attention after eyewitnesses claimed she was shot by a white man.

A $50,000 reward was offered in exchange for information leading to the arrest of the killer.

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Houston police are searching for three women in connection with the shooting death of a 5-year-old boy.

Police are looking for Shapree Monique Stoneham, 29; Khalisah Smith, 18; and Alexis Moshae Gore, 22. The women are persons of interest in the shooting death of Jordan Allen Jr. who died a week after he was hit by a stray bullet fired from a car.

Jordan was playing on his family's porch when he was shot around 9 p.m. Tuesday in the 8500 block of Richmond Avenue near Dunvale in southwest Houston, CBS DFW reports.

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"He just told me to get him some juice," said the boy's father, Jordan Allen Sr. "That's why I stepped in the house to get him some juice."

He said the family was making Tik-Tok videos on the 2nd floor balcony when they heard five to six gunshots in the parking lot. Then they heard Jordan crying out.

"Everybody ran in the house and the kids ran in the house, so I ran to the porch, and then I see my son on the ground holding his head asking for my help," Allen said.

"The happiest child in the world. Jordan... he would bring joy to everybody," Allen said.

After the shooter sped off, Allen picked up his son and flagged down an ambulance. He said he is now trying to figure out how to lay his son to rest.

Police recovered multiple spent shell casings in the parking lot. Several cars were damaged by gunfire, police spokesperson Jodi Silva told CNN.

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A NFL player stepped up to contribute to the growing reward fund for Jazmine Barnes, the 7-year-old Houston girl who was gunned down in a Walmart parking lot.

On Thursday, DeAndre Hopkins announced he will donate his NFL playoff check -- $29,000 -- to pay funeral expenses and help authorities find the gunman who shot and killed Jazmine on Dec. 30.

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