HOMEWOOD, Ill. -- North Carolina authorities say two college students who were shot and killed after a house party at A&T State University early Sunday were innocent bystanders.
One of them, 19-year-old Alisia Dieudonne, went to high school at Homewood Flossmoor. Her family learned about the shooting when the North Carolina hospital phoned her mother early this morning. They didn’t have a lot of information, but they did say that Alisia succumbed to her wounds.
The two victims were killed around 2 a.m. at a large party. Authorities say a fight broke out and someone fired a gun.
Alisia lived in Homewood, Illinois, the youngest of five kids. Her mother, Mary, is a CPS teacher in Englewood. She told WGN Alisia had just joined the dance team during her sophomore year at the school.
Mary said she’s lost students to gun violence, but she never imagined it would happen to her own daughter.
“I didn’t send my child to go away to school to pay my money for my kid to be dead. I didn’t. I want her to have a life. And somebody took it from her,” Mary said.
Alisia’s father said he was planning to start a business in his daughter name and I going to move forward with those plans. And her grandmother wants everybody to know senseless violence happens everywhere- not just in Chicago.