Gunfire at Baltimore Block Get together Shatters Neighborhood

“Hastily, in senior yr because it’s coming to a detailed, she stated, ‘Mother, I don’t wish to depart; I wish to keep right here,’” Ms. Gonzalez recalled. “She needed to stick with us.”

Ms. Gonzalez stated that she didn’t assume Aaliyah had ever been to the Brooklyn neighborhood earlier than, and that Aaliyah had been spending the evening with a good friend in a Baltimore suburb who determined to go to the occasion.

“She was such a superb lady,” Ms. Gonzalez stated. “She would analyze individuals — Why are they feeling this manner? What can I do to assist? — that’s who Aaliyah was. She was so, so brilliant and delicate, and I swear this world didn’t deserve her. She was too good to be right here.”

On Sunday morning, Ms. Gonzalez stated, she woke as much as her husband’s shout of “No!” after somebody used Aaliyah’s cellphone to name and inform him that she had been shot. Ms. Gonzalez stated she couldn’t consider that the sufferer was her daughter and raced to the scene, solely to be held again by officers who instructed her that she wouldn’t wish to see her daughter’s physique.

“We have to discover who did this,” Ms. Gonzalez stated. “It hurts so dangerous.”

The police recognized the opposite sufferer as 20-year-old Kylis Fagbemi. Commissioner Worley stated officers had been nonetheless reviewing movies and interviewing victims.