CLOSE
4 reads
Leave a comment
MacArthur BART Station in Oakland

Source: Yiming Chen / Gett

A community is mourning after 18-year-old Oakland resident Nia Wilson was brutally killed while riding the train last night with her sister, Malika Harris.  The tragedy occurred around 9:45pm PST at the MacArthur Station stop on the BART line.

Agency spokesperson Jim Allison told press the injured sibling was taken to the hospital and treated. The suspect, John Cowell,  fled the scene and is considered armed and dangerous.

While the official motive for the attack is unknown, some social media users are calling the tragedy race-motivated violence.

Nia’s father spoke out in grief about the devastating moment he saw his daughter’s lifeless body at the station. “I want justice for my daughter,” he cried.

Friends and family gathered at the station late Sunday night after the incident to mourn the life of the Oakland High student.  Her cousin, Ebony Monroe, eulogized her late family member, describing Nia as a “beautiful, sweet person.”

“She needs her justice … she was just an innocent kid, and she didn’t deserve this.” Monroe said. “And he did this for no reason.”

SOURCE: SF CHRONICLE

MORE NEWS

A Writer Perfectly Summarizes ‘Thin Privilege’ In Epic Twitter Thread

Sherri Shepherd Says Her Son Thinks Black Girls Are Mean, Likes White Girls Better

R. Kelly’s ‘I Admit’ Song Is Unhealed Word Vomit We Just Don’t Want

 

 

 

18-Year-Old Woman Brutally Stabbed And Killed In Attack was originally published on hellobeautiful.com

Also On 105.9 Kiss-FM:
Aretha Franklin Timeline: Milestones And Achievements By The Queen Of Soul
16 photos
comments – add yours
×