Audriana Pearson Obituary, Sleeping 12-Year-Old Girl Killed In Drive-By Shooting

Audriana Pearson Obituary, Death – A 12-year-old girl was slain before dawn Wednesday after guns were fired into her Birmingham house, according to the city’s mayor. The shooting was reported shortly before 2 a.m., according to the Birmingham Police Department. Officers were dispatched in response to a report of a person shot. A 12-year-old girl was hit by gunshot, and firefighters pronounced her dead at the site, according to authorities. According to police Sgt. Monica Law, it seemed to be a drive-by shooting. Audriana Pearson, 12, was identified by the Jefferson County Coroner’s Office.

Pearson was in her bed when she was shot, according to Mayor Randall Woodfin. “Pearson was looking forward to her Christmas vacation. But her life was taken away while she slept in her bed last night. “She was the victim of a drive-by, another one of our children snatched from us as a result of others’ willful and dangerous behavior,” Woodfin wrote on Twitter. According to the mayor, 17 bullets were fired into the home. According to authorities, no suspects are in custody. According to Law, no other homes appear to have been targeted during the incident.

Woodfin stated that he communicated with the girl’s mother following the shooting. Pearson, also known as Minnie, would have turned 13 next month, according to the mayor. For Christmas, she had hoped for a pink iPad or AirPods. “There is very little to be cheerful about in houses where laughter has been muffled by gunfire,” the mayor stated. Police and the mayor have encouraged anyone with knowledge about the shooting to contact them. “Children need to be safe at home with their family over the holidays. “They do not deserve to be gunned down at home, where they anticipate comfort and protection,” according to a police statement regarding the shooting.