Woman That Wrote Song About Gun Violence Will Most Likely Lose Her Eye After Being Shot in Philadelphia

Philly woman who wrote song about gun violence may lose eye after being shot
Philly woman who wrote song about gun violence may lose eye after being shot (Images: Screenshot/YouTube/FOX35)

After being shot, a woman who wrote a song about gun violence became a victim and may lose her eye, according to FOX29.

She says that several shots were fired near 59th and Filbert in West Philly as she and a friend drove by on their way to a community store. It happened in the early hours of October 7.

“I didn’t think I was going to make it because it sounded so close. I didn’t know where they were coming from and when we turned the bullets entered the car.” According to Diamond, the long-term trauma is real.

She was a member of a community group called Earth Day Kids when she was a teen. She wrote “Put the Guns to Sleep” when she was 14 years old. Shawnette Wilson of FOX 29 interviewed the group in March of 2018 while they were rehearsing for a performance at Philadelphia’s March for Our Lives rally.

“Gun violence is a problem with no solution. It’s a problem with no solution to it and I never thought I’d be the one affected by it, but I thought I’d be able to help someone that was affected by it,” she stated. She wonders if her shooter was also a victim of trauma that drove them to do this.

She’s had three surgeries so far, with many more on the way. The shooting has not resulted in an arrest or the release of a motive, according to police.

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Source: FOX29

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