6-year-old Baltimore girl shares emotional message on city violence in viral video

A 6-year-old girl shared her thoughts on Baltimore's crime through a heartfelt Facebook video as the city deals with ...

Posted: May 2, 2018 6:51 PM
Updated: May 2, 2018 6:51 PM

A 6-year-old girl shared her thoughts on Baltimore's crime through a heartfelt Facebook video as the city deals with more than 30 murders in the month of April.

In the video, you can see 6-year-old Kelsey wearing a shirt that says "Don't Shoot Let Me Grow Up" as she begins to share her feeling on the numerous killings that are plaguing the city that she calls home.

"Why can't y'all just let us live, why can't y'all just let us grow up, why can't you just let us have fun when we want to play with our friends. Well, we can't because y'all out there shooting kids, shooting babies, shooting mothers and fathers," said Kelsey.

Kelsey began to make an emotional outpour as she cried sharing the frustrations that she feels as a child in Baltimore City.

"This is not a world you let other people shoot in, we want our lives to be better than this," said Kelsey. "It's so many killings that I cannot believe it."

The video has reached almost 4 million views and more than 200 shares on the original video posted on her mother's Facebook page. Kelsey asked her mother, Kelly Ellerbee to record her message.

Indiana Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 33558

Reported Deaths: 2110
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Marion9616571
Lake3538185
Cass15897
Allen145168
St. Joseph124834
Elkhart116328
Hendricks116171
Hamilton115693
Johnson1093108
Madison58559
Porter51627
Bartholomew50034
Clark49241
LaPorte42423
Howard39526
Tippecanoe3903
Jackson3791
Delaware37736
Shelby36822
Hancock32728
Floyd31839
Boone30935
Morgan27824
Vanderburgh2652
Montgomery23517
White2318
Decatur22431
Clinton2231
Noble21121
Grant20621
Harrison19221
Dubois1923
Henry16910
Greene16824
Monroe16612
Warrick16628
Dearborn16621
Vigo1648
Lawrence15423
Miami1411
Putnam1367
Jennings1304
Orange12522
Scott1193
Kosciusko1111
Franklin1098
Ripley1086
Carroll922
Marshall901
Daviess8516
Steuben812
Newton7710
Wayne776
Fayette767
Wabash762
LaGrange712
Jasper651
Washington521
Jay500
Fulton481
Clay471
Rush462
Randolph463
Pulaski460
Jefferson431
Whitley393
Starke363
Sullivan341
Owen341
Brown331
DeKalb331
Perry310
Benton300
Knox290
Wells280
Huntington272
Tipton251
Crawford240
Blackford242
Fountain202
Switzerland200
Spencer191
Parke170
Posey160
Gibson142
Adams131
Ohio130
Warren121
Martin110
Vermillion100
Union80
Pike60
Unassigned0164
West Lafayette
Few Clouds
69° wxIcon
Hi: 74° Lo: 49°
Feels Like: 69°
Kokomo
Clear
66° wxIcon
Hi: 70° Lo: 46°
Feels Like: 66°
Rensselaer
Scattered Clouds
64° wxIcon
Hi: 70° Lo: 45°
Feels Like: 64°
Fowler
Scattered Clouds
64° wxIcon
Hi: 71° Lo: 46°
Feels Like: 64°
Williamsport
Clear
66° wxIcon
Hi: 73° Lo: 49°
Feels Like: 66°
Crawfordsville
Clear
65° wxIcon
Hi: 73° Lo: 49°
Feels Like: 65°
Frankfort
Broken Clouds
67° wxIcon
Hi: 72° Lo: 47°
Feels Like: 67°
Delphi
Scattered Clouds
65° wxIcon
Hi: 72° Lo: 47°
Feels Like: 65°
Monticello
Scattered Clouds
65° wxIcon
Hi: 71° Lo: 46°
Feels Like: 65°
Logansport
Scattered Clouds
64° wxIcon
Hi: 71° Lo: 45°
Feels Like: 64°
Cooler, less humid weather ahead by the weekend.
WLFI Radar
WLFI Temps
WLFI Planner

COVID-19 Important links and resources

As the spread of COVID-19, or as it's more commonly known as the coronavirus continues, this page will serve as your one-stop for the resources you need to stay informed and to keep you and your family safe. CLICK HERE

Closings related to the prevention of the COVID-19 can be found on our Closings page.

Community Events