CHICAGO – The mother of an 11-year-old girl who was killed by a stray bullet fired into her friend’s home during a slumber party didn’t allow the girl or her twin brother to play outside because she was so afraid of Chicago’s street violence, the girl’s great-grandmother said Sunday.
Lourene Miller said that if her great-granddaughter, Shamiya Adams, was going to hang out with friends, she had to remain indoors.
My granddaughter (the girl’s mother, Shaneetha Goodloe) would cry every time she’d see a child killed on the news (and) Shamiya was never just out.
Police spokeswoman Janel Sedevic said Sunday afternoon that nobody has been arrested in Friday’s shooting. He declined to say whether there were any suspects. Investigators believe the shooter was aiming at a rival in a gang dispute but missed.
Shamiya was one of four people killed by guns in Chicago since Friday night, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. Thirty-two others were wounded.
Bus offers showers, toilets to homeless
Homeless people in San Francisco can now hop a bus to take a shower.
A nonprofit group has retrofitted a public transit bus with two full private bathrooms and is offering hot showers, clean toilets, shampoo, soap and towels free of charge.
The group, Lava Mae, says the bus is mobile, allowing it to reach homeless people scattered throughout the city. The bus cost about $75,000 to retrofit and was paid for through private donations, including from technology giant Google. Lava Mae hopes to add additional buses to the city in the coming years.
Iran completes uranium conversion
Iran has turned all of its enriched uranium closest to the level needed to make nuclear arms into more harmless forms, the United Nations’ nuclear agency said Sunday.
The move was expected. Tehran had committed to convert or dilute its 20 percent enriched stockpile under an agreement with six powers last November that froze its atomic programs pending negotiations on a comprehensive deal.
Those talks were extended Saturday to Nov. 24.
Still, the development was noteworthy in reflecting Iran’s desire not to derail talks with the United States, Russia, China, Britain, France and Germany.