An 8-year-old boy shot to death at a suburban shopping mall in Birmingham, Alabama, on Friday has been identified as Royta Giles Jr., school officials said.
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Royta was a rising third grader at Jonesboro Elementary School, Bessemer City Schools said in a statement on Saturday. The school's principal, Anjell Edwards, described Royta as"a smart child, who was a jewel, with big dreams of someday entering the music industry," according to the statement."He was bright, articulate, and very convincing. We even tried to convince him to become a lawyer," former assistant principal Van James said in the statement.The shooting occurred Friday afternoon at the Riverchase Galleria shopping mall in Hoover, a Birmingham suburb. The Hoover Police Department said Royta died shortly after being taken to Children's of Alabama Hospital. "Breaking: sadly, an eight year old child was killed earlier today at the Galleria. (We) will work tirelessly to bring the responsible individuals to justice. The investigation continues," the Hoover Police Department tweeted. Read MoreThree other victims, a man, a woman and a girl, were taken to local hospitals after the shooting and their condition remains unknown, Hoover police Lt. Keith Czeskleba said.#BREAKING
Update on Galleria shooting.#HooverPD will work tirelessly to bring the responsible individuals to justice.If you have info, contact @CSMetroAL, Sgt Lowe 2057396762 or https://t.co/6fndLRL4Bc pic.twitter.com/xQkRQXEc5H Read more: CNN »
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I can't imagine what these kids family are going through right now like when will this gun violence end? Now is not even safe to let our kid's out to the front yard or take them to the mall like imagine, 😡😡😡😡 😡 May these Angels rest in peace 🤲🤲🤲🤲👼👼👼👼. CNN LOVES ANTIFA furekelo jitoriku Bang!!!!😂 😂 😂 😂 😂 😂 😂
😔😔😔😔 We're in the midst of a national health crisis and we still manage to find time to shoot each other down over bullshit. WTF is WRONG w/people?!!!! But that's not as important as George Floyd. 😢😢 CNN lied about hydroxy All cnn medical experts and gupta need to have their magical licences taken away. This treatment undeniably works. Deaths caused by denial of this treatment means CNN caused the murder of many elderly people. Shut this lying outfit down.
Close all malls so this won't happen again. So sad, what can we do? Baby World News WHO said AIDS stopped clinical trials because the drug had little effect on the coronavirus. Romania BLM terrorist organization has killed even more. Jamaica Japan Spain Bullshit 😑 Pathetic honestly England France Italy Germany Brazil
Norway usa Baby pop 4 Glad I don’t live in that sh1thole Baby pop 3 Your fake news is better than caster oil . I hear people all the time saying when they need to take a dump, they just watch your garbage news and programs and gravity does the rest!! Baby pop 2 ho hum. no more tears for this idiocy. Just another day in America. Because Americans refuse to fix it.
Baby pop That's awful and heart breaking bad news! When is this sickness going to end? When are the governors going to let the police in to stop this madness. What a bunch of chickenshits they are for caving to every ridiculous demand! Get things fixed. It's way past time!! De Blasio and Cuomo get it right finally!!
Bet black on white What was his race and who shot him.? Let's post this shit! Only when a black is killed by a white does it make news. What about all lives matter. What would happen if people tore down Martin Luther king statues. Oh holly hell. 😶 Another POTUS Aren't there any people who criticise the gun society?
Report on the hundreds shot in chicago every month Black on black crime Well, don't call the cops, call your local crack head. Love. Tolerance. Equality and Peace. All values that liberals completely ignore. So sad my heart goes out to the parents Can't fathom what is happening around us. This has to stop !
I live here and can tell you that's it's one of the most violent states in America without even having to look at stats. CNN CNNFourthOfJuly CNNTownHall FakeNewsMedia leylasantiago - you are truly the lying and the most dangerous people. TheEnemies You MUST BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR YOUR LIES. EnoughIsEnough FBI ODNIgov DNI_Ratcliffe GOP DNC nypost nytimes
Did anyone call the Police? 🤨 CNN, you people are not permitted to incite further shootings by reporting shooting stories! congratulations to those responsible for divinding our country again . mylifematters What No color assigning Why not cnn Sad. This is awful, wth is wrong with people , so tragic that this is still happening. Poor little one, RIP angel.
World r u ok? What about the kids killed in Chicago this weekend and last weekend and the weeks before those? ReportTruth Why da fuk is the mall open SO, after the shooting did they call the police or is the BLM going to handle it? They said they didn't want the police involved in black business! So if everyone had what they asked for DefundThePolice who would have responded to this call notallpolicearebad
😥😥😥🤬🤬🤬 Why can’t you all just give up your guns Don’t come with ‘we have a right to have a gun’. ‘It’s the odd crazy person that does this’. ‘You shouldn’t tar all gun owners with the same brush’. The truth is the general public shouldn’t be allowed to own guns, as this article proves And my local newspaper had an article entitled “Gun Sales Off The Charts” but the so-called ‘responsible’ gun owners are willing to let thousands of others get guns without consequence. For what, for this to happen?
Must of been Black on Black crime because the media didn't mention a race in the article. Walgreens forcing employees tested positive to come back work after 10 days , even if they still showing symptoms !!!!! Shame on Walgreens ... making more employees and their patients sick 😡😡😡😡😱 shooter lives matter!
Real news : F...ck cnn Quick, send a social worker. Someone got disrespected!!! Why does someone need a gun at the mall? BLM. This movement is a joke. Black lives only matter when a white is involved. Blacks are killing each other in record numbers and the media sweeps it under the rug. Wake up America. But in 2008, CNN marveled at the landmark when then-Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) visited Rushmore on the campaign trail
You mean they called the POLICE? *gasp* But I thought all police were BAD so HOW DARE THEY!! Wtf America is sick as fk Would an abolition of the 2nd Amendment have stopped this shooting? Probably not. Would a restricted 2nd Amendment change attitudes? Maybe. We should try. Don’t worry, BLM will protest this senseless shooting & help prevent from happening in the future. Oh wait, black lives don’t matter to BLM if a Police officer wasn’t involved. Hypocrites! Follow the money, BLM does nothing! BLEXIT
Is this considered their 2nd Amendment right? How american. Absolutely awful and tragic. This should not happen anywhere especially not in our country. Lives are precious. We can stop this. We can not continue to live this way where a trip to a mall is a danger. Things are getting back to normal. i always wondered when is this gonna happen to states like Alabama, Maybe they'll change their opinion now
Taking the innocent life of a child- shameful!!!!! Sadly, it looks like things are getting back to normal in the US Thoughts and prayers. -DJT “A shooting broke out”? Wtf does that mean? What would have happened there beinz What kind of stupidity is that? Why people carry guns killing innocent child. Real America, where people are so ignorant
Guns must be banned Can't help but think if that 8 year old had been armed this wouldn't have happened. Bring back public hangings or hard labor camps. A bed & 3 meals a day just isn't working as a deterrent. MAGA DrainTheSwamp Any reason behind the shooting? We’re back to normal, I see. Wait. You’re telling me that in Alabama, the epicenter of guns, thoughts and prayers, that neither god nor a good guy with a gun stopped this shooting?
Lock down must be over. Americans are shooting each other again. Lemme guess...... Mostly peaceful killing ( probably white supremacist ) ase petianebi da shterebi,? Gmerto chemo ogond eseni momacile da wigns saertod agarasdros wavikitkhav. FFS well judging by the headline we can rule out it was NOT a white person.
Friday afternoon....'breaking news'.... What kind of a country allow people to own guns so that they can kill each other. Speechless. 🙄🤔 Is the 'mental-health-issues' supremacist brigade on rampage? CNN, must be Trump s fault Shootings don’t “break out.” A person or persons with a gun or guns, killed people.
Bet they were glad that mall security guy was there. Wtf with the wording? A shooting “broke out” Makes it sound so accidental-like multiple guns just fell out of pockets amd started shootings by themselves. Look blm don't care for those types of incidents, there more interested in black & blue we're blue is always on the wrong regardless...
Another tragedy, so sad! Poor little boy will never get to live out his dreams. May he Rest In Peace and May the rest of the shooting victims have a full and speedy recovery. You’re in our thoughts and prayers! Quick, de-fund the police This world is hopeless. Rest in peace, little one. Is this really news? Tragic yes but how does CNN decide which shootings to talk about?
It's ok. It's what the founding fathers would have wanted Oh wait I thought black lives matter what happened to that?
An 8-Year-Old Boy Was Killed In A Mall Shooting In AlabamaThree others are wounded in the shooting at Riverchase Galleria mall. Was thing is they will list it as covid-19 and basically let the twisted people get away with it.😣😥
Shooting at Alabama mall kills 8-year-old, injures three othersA shooting at an Alabama shopping mall has left an 8-year-old boy dead and three other people hospitalized. I thought it had been a while and people had more perspective given the pandemic. I guess I was wrong. We had a shooting up here just south of Boston at a suburban shopping mall today as well! Wow. Tragic
8-year-old killed, 3 others hospitalized in shooting at Alabama mallAn 8-year-old boy was shot and killed and three others were injured in a shooting at a mall in Hoover, Alabama, on Friday. Police said they responded to a scene at the Riverchase Galleria, near the food court, after multiple 911 calls reporting shots fired. Among the three others injured in the shooting
An 8-year-old was killed and three others hurt during shooting at Alabama mallAn 8-year-old child was killed when shooting broke out Friday afternoon at the Riverchase Galleria shopping mall in a suburb of Birmingham, Alabama, authorities tweeted. All this well regulated-ness!!! Why the hell aren’t you covering the National guard preparing to attack peaceful native Americans protesting at mt Rushmore? It’s live on Facebook now! That Roll Turd education. 50 out of 50 states, can't expect much
8-year-old killed, 3 injured in shooting at Alabama mallHOOVER, Ala. (AP) — An 8-year-old boy was killed Friday in a shooting at an Alabama's shopping mall that left three other people injured, police said. Hoover Police Chief Nick Derzis said... It’s ok, they’re white. - liberals Sweet home Alabama America: Back to normal
Shooting kills 8-year-old, wounds 3 more at Alabama mallA juvenile female and two adults were hospitalized after the shooting inside the Riverchase Galleria, Hoover Police Chief Nick Derzis said during a news conference.