Urban Girl Mag | Newark Teen Girl Headed to Hampton University Derailed After Becoming a Victim of Gun Vioelence
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Newark Teen Girl Headed to Hampton University Derailed After Becoming a Victim of Gun Vioelence

Newark,NJ- Liyalani Roebuck, had a bright future ahead of her. She was an active cheerleader at West Side High School, worked part time, volunteered at the Shani Baraka Women’s Resource Center and much more. Although Covid-19 put a pause to many of our plans this year Liyalani was still well on her way to attend Hampton University, in Hampton, VA on August 20th . She was looking forward to majoring in Biochemistry and becoming a Forensic Scientist. In a moment on August 7th that all changed.

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At 4:45 am on on that August 7th Sunday Liyalani was shot multiple times while sitting in her car. Since that day Roebuck has been in ICUย  fighting for her life. She has been trying her best to pull through and keep going. Her friends, classmates and family have been keeping Liyalani strong with personal uplifting messages sent through social media. This tragic course of events has caught the attention of many in the community of Newark and even NJ native & social media influencer @Fatboy. He posted the video of Roebuck in ICU on hi IG page in hopes of spreading awareness of this tragic event and to help garner support for her family.

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Suspects were captured on video and a snapshot of their photos (posted below) were posted on the RLSMedia.com website.ย 

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To show your support visit Liyalani’s GoFundMe.com page which has received over $18,000 of a $50,000 goal. You can also show support by following the @Liyalanistrong IG page where you can send positive messages and help to spread awareness of this tragic situation.

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