Shots fired into Ferguson home, kill 9-year-old Jamyla Bolden
Shots fired into a Ferguson home Tuesday night claimed the life of a 9-year-old girl who was working on her homework inside.
Shots fired into a Ferguson home Tuesday night claimed the life of a 9-year-old girl who was working on her homework.
Jamyla Bolden was sitting on her mother’s bed, completing her fourth grade assignments, when an unidentified shooter took aim at the house. Bolden was shot in the head, and her mother, 34, was wounded in the leg.
“We have to keep thinking about the blessed opportunity we had to encounter her presence,” Bolden’s teacher Teressa Kindle told KTVI. “Everyone knew her drive for success: academic success, behavioral success, any success – kickball success, jump rope success.”
Ira DeWitt, the wife of St. Louis Cardinals President Bill DeWitt, announced Thursday she will be paying the full funeral expenses.
“She was an honor student and she was doing her homework on her mother’s bed and it literally broke my heart,” Ira said, reports KSDK. “And I have two children, and not only can I not imagine going through something like that, but then to worry about paying bills for your child’s funeral is like something that’s just so sad.”
A GoFundMe page has also been set up for Jamyla Bolden’s family.