MIAMI-DADE, Fla. - As gunmen continue to take down children in South Florida, the "My Future, My Choice" campaign continues.
The community had yet to recover from the February death of King Carter, 6, when Jada Page, 8, became the latest little girl to die of a gunshot wound. Anonymous bullets killed both children.
King, a student at Van E. Blanton Elementary School, died while he was on his way to buy candy. Jada was sitting in front of her grandmother's home, when she was shot in the head.
Both children were pronounced dead at Jackson Memorial Hospital. Two 18-year-olds and a mother who hid a gun were arrested in King's case. Jada's family is still waiting for justice.
They asked the community that in lieu of flowers or donations, contributions to the Crime Stoppers fund be made for her case. Her mom, Dominique Brown, created a GoFundMe account to contribute to the $25,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in her daughter's murder.
"Help me double the reward! I know at $50,000 somebody will talk," Brown wrote on the day her daughter would have celebrated her birthday.
Local 10 News' latest editorial calls for an end to gun violence once more, so no more mothers like Brown have to suffer the loss of any more girls like Jada. As a follow up to the April town hall at the Lyric Theater in Miami's Overtown, Local 10 News will be hosting the "My Future, My Choice Youth Summit."
The second event of the campaign will air at 8 p.m. on Friday from Miami Jackson Senior High School, 1751 NW 36 St., in Allapattah Viewers can join in on Local 10 News and Local10.com. Social media users can join the conversation #MyFutureMyChoice.
Jada and King will not be forgotten.
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