Most of us, most of the time, in most places in Chattanooga have reason to feel safe. But that tragically proved not to be the case for a 15-year-old girl who was stabbed to death in an altercation at College Hill Court on Monday night.
What happened? According to witness reports, the victim was "just standing there" when two groups got into a fight in the 1300 block of Poplar Street Court, with someone swinging "a little knife."
"I just turned around and saw my little sister on the ground bleeding," said 17-year-old Anissa Wells. The victim of the fatal stabbing was Shavaya Vinson. A woman has been arrested in connection with the case.
It is horrifying that a teenager's life was lost in such a senseless way. Justice should be done, but that won't make up for a life ended so prematurely.