October 16, 2014 11:14 am -

As a third-grader as speaking in Newark, NJ at an anti-violence rally, he was interrupted by gunshots.

“Violence came as I was talking,” Nyeeam Hudson said.

During Nyeeam’s plea for peace, a young man was shot and killed outside.

Nyeeam kept talking, but minutes later he was stopped by the roar of sirens.

“I didn’t know what it was at first, and when I found out I was like, ‘man.’” Nyeeam said.

The shooting happened in a courtyard at a housing complex just feet from where Nyeeam was speaking.

It all happened in broad daylight, but prosecutors said they still haven’t made any arrests.

Video via CBSNewYork:

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D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

6 responses to 8-Year-Old Speaking At Anti-Violence Rally Interrupted By Gunfire

  1. Red Eye Robot October 16th, 2014 at 12:11 pm

    New Jersey has some of the strictest gun laws in America, Including Mental health background checks, finger printing, registration . How could this possibly happen?

    • tiredoftea October 16th, 2014 at 12:27 pm

      From the weak gun law states surrounding it.

      • Red Eye Robot October 22nd, 2014 at 5:21 am

        you mean like NY and Maryland?

  2. tiredoftea October 16th, 2014 at 12:27 pm

    Gee, no Open Carry NJ heroes nearby to stop this?