6-Year-Old Minneapolis Girl Dies Two Days after Being Shot in the Head While Riding a Car

A 6-year-old girl from Minneapolis died on May 19 after she was shot in the backseat of her mother's car on May 17. Her family members are not letting it slide. Here's why.  

A 6-year-old girl from Minneapolis, identified as Aniya Allen, died two days after being shot in a vehicle in North Minneapolis on May 17, 2021.

According to the Minneapolis Police, Allen was shot in the head while she was riding home in the car with her mother on Monday night. The gunfire took place on the 3500 blocks of Penn Avenue North.

Photo of a police crime scene tape | Photo: Pexels

Photo of a police crime scene tape | Photo: Pexels

Allen's mother, Antrice Sease, explained that the little girl was having a fun moment while munching on McDonald's in the backseat of the car before the shooting started. 

Hit by one of the bullets, the 6-year-old sustained serious injuries and was immediately rushed to the hospital by her mother. Alongside Allen, a man was also injured and rushed to North Memorial Medical Center. 

On May 19, it was more tragic for the mother of one after her daughter finally passed away. Sease revealed that she watched her daughter take her last breath.

Aniya was tagged a fighter by her mother. The tot's grandfather, Kay G. Wilson, was torn by the unfortunate incident and aired his views. He noted that there needed to be an outcry whenever an incident of that magnitude occurred.

In San Antonio, a 6-year-old died on May 9 after she was shot at a West Side Car club meeting.

The cause of the outcry seemingly emanated from the fact that his granddaughter was the third child to be injured or killed by gunfire in the city since April 30.

10-year-old Ladavionne Garret Jr and 9-year-old Trinity Ottoson-smith were the first two kids. A new public safety plan to address the violence was announced by Mayor Jacob Frey and Police Chief Medaria Arradondo.

Photo of police car parked on the street | Photo: Pexels

Photo of police car parked on the street | Photo: Pexels

It was revealed that the police department reassigned some staff to patrol certain areas. This would ensure the people in those vicinities have more officers. 

No arrests have been made yet, and anyone with vital information on the shooting has been urged to call 1-800-222-8477. Meanwhile, a GoFundMe account has been set up by Allen's aunt.

Two police officers walking down the road | Photo: Pexels

Two police officers walking down the road | Photo: Pexels

Excluding North Minneapolis, other cities in recent times have experienced several shootings which have led to death. In San Antonio, a 6-year-old died on May 9 after she was shot at a West Side Car club meeting.

The little girl was identified as Saryah Perez. According to the San Antonio Police Department, Perez was rushed to the University hospital, where she took her last breath. The search for a man in his 20s or 30s is underway. 

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