Adrianna Mayes: Mom, 21, shot dead in front of daughter: She was' gasping for air'
Adrianna Mayes was a young mother trying to take care of her daughter on Chicago's rough-and-tumble South Side. Now someone else will have to do it.
Mayes, just 21 years old, was gunned down Monday afternoon October 3, 2016 in front of her 14-month-old daughter in the Roseland neighborhood, according to ABC 7.
One of Mayes' neighbors witnessed the shooting, including when Mays collapsed in front of her young daughter, Kaniyah.
“She was just laying there," Harold Newton, 38, told the Chicago Tribune. "I heard shots, looked out the door, saw her going down. I know her, that’s why I ran out. She couldn’t say nothing.
“I got down there, rolled her over, unzipped her jacket, tried to apply pressure," Newton told the Tribune. "I saw blood everywhere. I tried to talk to her. She was just, you know, gasping for air.”
He said he held her hand until police came.
The child’s grandmother arrived in a vehcile soonafter Mayes was shot and brought the little girl inside. “Luckily she just a year old,” Newton told the Tribune. “She might not remember.”
Mayes was declared dead an hour later at Christ Church in Oak Lawn.
She was shot in her side, police said. Another man was also hurt in the shooting, when he suffered a gunshot wound to the finger.
"I feel bad for that girl's family. I feel bad for that baby. That baby's going to grow up without her mother," neighbor Salina Newton told ABC 7.
Police said men were shooting at each other from moving vehicles and a bullet hit Mays, WGN-TV reports.