They’re shooting! I’m out in the open and there is really no place to take cover. I see one drop and his sidekicks scatter. The shooter looks right at me. I run as fast as I can, trying to get to Auntie’s house, but he’s gaining on me.
For what feels like forever I hide in some backyard then hop a fence that will get me to my aunt’s street. Where is he? Just a few feet away, I see my aunt standing on her porch waiting on me, but in the very next second I hear a gunshot. Oh, my God! Did he shoot me?
Oh, my God! Am I shot?
I'm just a young girl in the middle of a war zone. Is my life going to end here, right now?