Saturday, May 17, 2014

Fredricka Hodges family: The violence must stop!

Just over a month ago 29 year old Dricka Hodges was shot and killed while sitting in her car at a traffic stop.

"Fredricka Hodges was at 24th and Center on April 7th, when someone fired a gun at a group of people on the street corner. Instead, it was Hodges who took the bullet. She paid for it with her life."

Her family is grief stricken.

“I never in a million years thought that I would be a mother with my daughter on a t-shirt,” said Lurlean Hodges, mother of victim."

Family and friends came together in Fredricka's memory to make a plea to the citizens of Milwaukee to stop the violence. 

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Gun Violence here in Milwaukee took the life of a mother of two young girls. Dricka Hodges was senselessly shot to death on Monday. Dricka was on her way to the hospital to visit her father who also passed. She was stopped at an intersection on 24h and Center when, a man starting shooting into a crowd. Dricka Hodges was hit by a bullet and killed. An 18 year old boy was shot and injured and is expected to survive.

A vigil was held last night in honor of Erica.

There are funds being set up to benefit Hodges young daughters. Donations are being accepted at any U.S. Bank or online. you can go here also to help...

Funeral services for Hodges are set for Saturday, April 12th at New Jerusalem Baptist Church on West Connell Street. A viewing begins at 10:00 a.m., and a funeral service begins at 11:00 a.m.