September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month.  Read and share stories to honor survivors whose loved ones died by gun suicide.

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Ranjeetha Arya

Allen Mall shooting.

Gathered myself to narrate our gruesome experience at the Allen Mall, May 6, 2023, at 3:10 p.m. I, along with my 16-year-old daughter, were at the mall, at the checkout counter, when we saw a group of people rushing/running into the store saying “open shooting outside.”

I was under shock when my daughter pulled me and many others to the back of the store and said, “run run, please duck down.” The store manager asked us to exit out of the store through their emergency exit.

I reached daylight, along with many others, hearing the gunfire nonstop. I was shaken to see old, young, infant and my daughter run in bright daylight to save their lives. My daughter and a little kid in my car were crying nonstop without sound. How fair is it for a young kid to go through trauma?

Where is love, humanity and God fear?
Who sells automated GUNS to civilians?
What kind of law is this?
How do we stop this?
What can be done to stop gun rule?

Thank you, God, for saving many of us on that day. And for those who lost their lives I will raise my voice.

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