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A memorial service for an 8-year-old boy who was torn from his mother’s arms and murdered in Newark

Saturday, May 6, 2023 at 3:17 a.m.

Memorial held in Newark for murdered 8-year-old child

Newark, NJ (WABC) — On Friday night, at a Newark sports stadium, many people chant in shock. 8-year-old boy murdered in cold blood.

“For me, he could have been the next superhero character stunt man because he was doing backflips and was just a good boy. It’s rough. It’s rough. Now I accept it.” is difficult..

It was chaos Wednesday night when shooters burst into Lopez’s home and opened fire. and shot an 8-year-old child in the chest.

Lopez’s mother escaped through a second-story window. Police then shot the suspect dead as he tried to flee. Police found drugs and three firearms at the scene.

Newark Mayor Russ Baraka said, “New Jersey has some of the strictest gun laws in the country, but not everyone has gun laws and we’re isolated from the country. It does not mean that

Mayor Baraka says he has invested heavily in people who disrupt violence and improved community resources, but the flow of guns hasn’t stopped.

“I don’t feel defeated. I don’t think this is where we are. I can’t afford to be pessimistic, so at the end of the day, I think we will win – we I just had to keep up. Push and push,” added Baraka.

Pushing away, pushing away candles and tears and balloons for 8 year olds who never had a chance.

It is not yet clear what led to the shooting. Investigation continues. But her details can’t bring Lopez back and comfort her heartbroken mother a week before Mother’s Day.

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