Who is Faris Nunn: After witnessing gunfire in Washington DC outside the Nationals Park stadium, a young girl named Faris Nunn to the media and that this isn't the first time she saw a shootout.
The shootout at Nationals Park stadium in Washington DC was exchanged between people in two cars, and three people were injured. Faris Nunn, her sibling and her parents were sitting near the stadium gate and were able to hear the gunshots.
Explaining how she noticed the shootout, Nunn said, "I saw people looking that way. And I didn’t know what was going on until I heard someone say get out, so I just started going under the seat."
Who Is Faris Nunn?
The eight-year-old Faris Nunn, when asked about her reaction to the gunfire, said that she wasn't surprised and had seen it before. She added, "It was my second shooting. So I was kind of prepared … because I always am expecting something to happen."
Just talked to a @DCPoliceDept spokesperson. I’m told they will be stepping up patrols a bit today in light of last night’s shooting.— Jess Arnold (@JessArnoldTV) July 18, 2021
Couldn’t tell me how many more officers or when they’ll be deployed. @wusa9 #Nats #NatsPark pic.twitter.com/2r0MnQovtw
Later, the mother of the toddler added she saw someone get shot outside Northeast D.C. recreation centre in November while the family was at a toddler playgroup.
WUSA9 journalist Jess Arnold tweeted the clip which has now been watched a million times, and wrote, "Sober reminder of what far too many kids in DC face daily." He added, "When I asked this 8-year-old girl – who was with her family at last night’s game – how she felt when they heard shots, she said, ‘It was my second shooting, so I was kind of prepared.’ This should not be normal."
Further, Arnold's opinion was seconded by the people that children should not go through this level of violence where they accept it as normal.
Twitterati also reacted to the post and shared their views on how wrong it is that Faris Nunn felt like it was normal.
And all the while she's biting her nails... So unfair for children to grow up like this.— Lisa 2nd Pfizer on board (@lisaem5) July 18, 2021
This little girl is more prepared for everyday violence than any adult I know…what has America unleashed on our future generations?— birdseed✍🏼 (@birdsee44018322) July 18, 2021
Same goes for climate change and equality for ALL-thought we were supposed to improve things and create a better way forward….
Sober reminder of what far too many kids in DC face daily.— Jess Arnold (@JessArnoldTV) July 18, 2021
When I asked this 8 y/o girl - who was w/ her family at last night's game - how she felt when they heard shots, she said, "It was my second shooting, so I was kind of prepared."
This should not be normal. @wusa9 #Nats pic.twitter.com/H8Pqn8iF46