There is something small you can do to help in the wake of the tragic Mother’s Day shooting which killed 10-year-old Arianna Davis. A GoFundMe campaign has been established to help her family.
Arianna Davis was driving with her family on the 3700 block of Hayes Street SE on May 14 when the family heard gunshots. From the backseat, Arianna yelled out.
That’s when the family realized that 10-year-old Arianna had been shot while riding in the car with her family.
The Davis family rushed to the firehouse at 1520 C St. SE, where Arianna was triaged before being rushed to the hospital in critical condition.
She died the next day of her injuries.
“We have to get to the bottom of this,” Assistant Chief Andrew Wright said. “This is a heinous act. We’re going to do all that we must do to bring these individuals to justice.”
Wright said it did not appear the family was targeted but rather that she was an unintended victim hit in a barrage of gunfire. Most of the shell casings were found in the street, he said in a press conference the night of the shooting, leading police to believe that the shots were fired by someone standing on the sides of the streets or the sidewalk.
“I mean, this is Mother’s Day — and they were doing what we all were doing today — celebrating the outstanding work and efforts of moms,” Wright said.
Arianna’s mother, Ms. Antionette, is a beloved teacher at Board of Child Care (BCC) daycare at 308 15 St. NE, on Capitol Hill. A group of parents have organized a GoFundMe campaign to support Ms. Antionette and her family in the wake of this tragedy.
The parents wrote:
If you want to honor Arianna’s life..If you are currently a BCC family or were in the past…If you are part of the DC community…If you can remember the amazing teachers that helped shape you or the children in your life..If you’re just sick of seeing families put through hell because of gun violence…
Then we hope you’ll join us and contribute to this fundraising campaign.
Anyone with information on this incident can call the police at (202) 727-9099 or text your anonymous photos, videos or tips to the Department’s Text Tip Line at 50411.
Police have issued a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individual(s) responsible.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), Washington Field Division has also offered an additional $10,000, bringing the total possible reward amount for this case to $20,000.