A New Jersey cheerleader was shot execution style while walking to her home on Sunday. According to NewsMax, 17-year-old Cheyenne Bond was on her way home from an undisclosed location, walking with her ex-boyfriend, when they were both attacked. Both Cheyenne and her ex were shot, but Cheyenne died from her injuries. Her ex’s name has not been released. Police are searching for two possible suspects, but so far, no arrests have been made in the case.
Bond’s uncle, Michael Bond, said:
“They told her to get on her knees and they shot her in the head execution style. Just happened to be at the wrong place at the wrong time.”
The death of the New Jersey cheerleader was shocking and tragic.
“Bond’s death was the third homicide in Newark over 24 hours over the weekend, which new mayor Ras Baraka talked about during his Tuesday inauguration.”
The New Jersey cheerleader just graduated from high school two weeks ago. Her family says that she had plans to go to college for nursing. According to Mail Online, a motive is unknown. Police suspect that robbery could have been the reason for the attack, but without much to go on, that is really just a guess. A $12,500 reward has been offered to anyone that can help police make an arrest in the case.
At this point, the attack does seem random. The crime in the area has been increasing and it has gotten very serious. Residents are all on high alert, many wondering when the next random act of violence will occur and which one of their friends might be affected next. It is undoubtedly very scary to not know what can happen or when — and it is unclear if these acts were related, which is even more frightening.
Mayor Ras Baraka said:
“Some are even afraid to patronize their corner stores or worse, still mourning the deaths of their loved ones from senseless violence.”
As previously reported by The Inquisitr, crime in other areas of the country has also been on the rise. Just days ago, a toddler in Detroit was shot point blank in the face. Her father was also shot, left with non-life threatening injuries, and a 12-year-old who was walking with them was also shot and left in critical condition. Police are still searching for the gunman in that case as well.
Sadly, there does not seem to be an end to random violence in sight.
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