Makiyah Lee Wilson
Washington, District of Columbia
She left to get ice cream
She wanted to be an athlete. She was excited when she found out about professional female football players. She had just finished fourth grade and was expected to join the basketball team at D.C. Scholars Public Charter School.
She loved puzzles and was the last one to leave on field trips, including a recent one to the National Museum of African American History and Culture.
On July 16, 2018, MaKiyah Lee Wilson, 10, was shot in Washington, D.C., by masked gunmen who fired indiscriminately into a crowd outside of her apartment building. Makiyah was headed to an ice cream truck with her sister, who was also shot.