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Family grieving after young student-athlete shot, killed in Detroit

Kabria Arnold had aspirations to become registered nurse

DETROIT – Gun violence took the life of a young student-athlete who was, at one time, studying at University of Michigan-Dearborn and playing on the softball team.

The family of Kabria Arnold, 20, said she had her entire future ahead of her with major aspirations. The young woman was found dead at Bentler and Pilgrim streets in the middle of the street Sunday night with apparent gunshot wounds.

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Tiffany Arnold said it’s hard to look at the dozens of accolades achieved by her late sister.

“Not much that she didn’t do that the city had to offer,” Diane Arnold, the victim’s mother, said.

Her loved ones want answers as to who would shot her and why.

“That’s a question that we really can’t answer, because it doesn’t make any sense. It doesn’t speak to the type of person that she is at all,” Tiffany Arnold said.

Since Kabria Arnold’s death there has been an outpouring of support from nearly every place she’s played or studied. The young woman had aspirations to become a registered nurse.

“Everyone has called. We’ve heard from T-ball coaches, even principals,” Tiffany Arnold said.

The family believes the shooter will be caught.

“I don’t understand. I know she fought through it. She was a weight lifter, we’re very confident that the city will do their job and we just ask for all prayers and support at this time,” Diane Arnold said.

Arnold was enrolled at the University of Michigan-Dearborn in 2018.

If you would like to help the Arnold family, they have set up a Go Fund Me.