Men Go on Shooting Spree in Walmart Parking Lot, 10-Year-Old Throws Body Between Baby & Bullets


Samantha Tygrit was shopping at a Walmart with her two kids and a nephew in tow. Her oldest daughter, Aaliyah Inghram, was 10 years old, but the other two boys were quite young.

They got what they needed and headed to the checkout. After paying for their purchases, they exited the store, got back to the car, and started loading groceries into it.

It sounds like any other trip to Walmart — you’ve probably made those routine trips yourself, your mind on chores and what to make for dinner as you pack the car, not really worried about what’s going on around you.

But on this day, a shootout started right next to the young family, and the next few moments meant life or death.

While Tygrit loaded the groceries, she was hit in the shoulder. Realizing what was happening, she ran to her children.

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In the few seconds after the gun fight started, Inghram moved to shield her baby brother. She was older than her 18-month-old brother, and she acted instinctively.

“I didn’t want the baby to get hurt so I like stepped in front of the babies,” she said. “If I wouldn’t have stood in front of my brother, he would have been shot in the stomach.”

She was hit, but fortunately it was not a fatal wound. One of the two men involved in the shootout was taken to the hospital.

While the other gunman has not yet been caught, authorities think they know who they’re looking for.

The two men’s actions showed a lack of value for life — both their own and those of the people around them.

But fortunately, one big sister came to the rescue. Her little brother may not understand just what she did or how much she sacrificed for him, but one day he will.

“She saved her brother’s life yesterday, and my nephews, because they were both there,” Tygrit said. “Her little body could only shield so much. But she threw herself in front of them.”

“I died inside. I just scooped her up in my arms. I’d been shot, but I just picked her up.”

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“I would rather be shot than him be shot,” Inghram said, simply. What a brave little girl! Inghram has been tested, and has been found to be selfless.

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