Amiya Moses fundraiser held on what would have been 13th birthday

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — The mother of a Richmond girl shot and killed by a stray bullet is keeping her memory alive by giving to others.

Kele Wright held a fundraiser on what would have been her daughter’s 13th birthday on Saturday.

“I can’t send my baby to school, so I’ll send somebody else’s baby to school.”

A bowling tournament was held in her honor to raise money for the Amiya Moses scholarship fund. Last year’s scholarship recipient received $3,000.

This year, the goal is to send two kids to college.

“I can’t send my baby to school, so I’ll send somebody else’s baby to school,” explained Wright.

Amiya Moses was visiting a friend when she was struck by a stray bullet in Richmond on Saturday, December 19. She later died at the hospital. Amiya was in the sixth grade and had just celebrated a birthday a few weeks before.

In September, Shaquille Maxwell pleaded guilty to felony murder and firearms charges. Maxwell is one of the suspects believed to be responsible for the shooting. Maxwell pleaded down to a 2nd-degree murder charge.

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