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Fundraiser honors 12-year-old killed in Richmond shooting

Posted at 11:44 PM, Dec 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-03 23:44:28-05

RICHMOND, Va. – This December marks one year since 12-year-old Amiya Moses was shot and killed outside her home in Richmond.

Dec. 3 would have been Amiya’s 13th birthday, so her family honored her legacy during a fundraiser at the bowling alley on Shrader Road.

The Amiya Moses Scholarship Event was hosted by Amaya’s mother, Kele Wright.

“I do something for her birthday every year, so not to, ‘Oh, it’s just her birthday. It’s just another day.’ No. this is the day she was born, so earlier today we went to where she died at and we released balloons into the air,” Wright said.

The scholarship is awarded to college-bound high school seniors who want to major in criminal justice.

George Wythe High School senior Michelle Charity was presented with a $3,000 scholarship from the fundraiser Wright held in January.