The Most Frightening Experience of My Life
It all started one hot summer morning at sunrise, July 5th 2012 around 3 am the day after the 4th of July holiday. I was awakened by the crying and screaming of my family over me yelling at me “Get UP FUNMI PLEASE”! And as I jumped up startled and shaking wondering what’s going on walking into my, mother’s room seeing a rainfall of tears fall down her face, she then tells me with the most hurtful voice ever “YOUR BROTHER HAS BEEN SHOT AND KILLED”! I completely went into shock as, I could feel my heart drop I started to panic badly wishing, and praying, and hoping saying to myself I wish that someone would pinch me, and wake me up from this terrible dream. The news I had gotten at that moment felt so unreal never would a day go pass in, which I would have thought about going through a loss of one of my siblings this soon.
Hours later around 11 pm that afternoon I my mom and dad arrived at the crime scene where everything had happened. The shooting took place in the 400 block of West Champaign Ave, which was my brothers bestfriend house. There were so many, of my relatives there already that lived around the same area along with police officers, and detectives. My dad and I discovered my brothers body on top of the stairs next to the doorstep covered with a white sheet with his body twisted in the position he fell in when he had gotten shot with a puddle of blood around him, and all down the staircase. At that moment all I could hear were around me was everyone crying and screaming going crazy trying to see, his dead body, but the police wouldn’t allow it because they needed to gather the evidence that was there right away. I was so ...
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About an hour later that day everyone went to the cemetery to help bury his body, and say their last goodbyes. It was the same cemetery my great-grandmother was buried at years ago. After laying my brothers body to rest all I could think about was him, and wishing that he was still here with everyone. My family had a small repast after the funeral and burying was over, which was nice spending time with my relatives and coming closer with each other. The lost of Omar Davis hurt a lot of people, and it was also one of the most scariest experiences I had ever had. I never would have thought that I would lose my oldest brother to some terrible gun violence In chicago. And knowing that he is in a better place where no one else can hurt him makes me feel better, and continue to pray.
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