On August 12, 2020, Gregory’s life was tragically cut short by a senseless act of gun violence. That night, as he prepared to join his friends for a game of basketball, little did he or his family know the devastating turn their lives would take. In a heart-wrenching moment, Gregory bid his mother farewell, uttering the words, “I’m going, ma.” Unbeknownst to them, these would be his final words.
Later that night, Mrs. Smith received a call from the Jackson Memorial trauma center, delivering the devastating news of Gregory’s condition. Despite their desperate efforts, he succumbed to fatal gunshot wounds to the abdomen. The perpetrators responsible for this heinous crime were never brought to justice, leaving the Smith family with an unimaginable void.
By sharing Gregory’s story, we honor his memory and shed light on the urgent need to address gun violence. Together, we can work towards creating a safer future where lives are not lost prematurely and families are spared the unimaginable grief caused by such tragedies.