LYNCHBURG, Va. (WFXR) — “It hurts,” said 11-year-old Carlos Webb, thinking about his mother. “She was the world of the party.”
Carlos’ mom, 28-year-old Samantha Robinson, was shot and seriously injured late in the afternoon on Thursday, Jan. 21, while driving down 12th Street in Lynchburg. However, Robinson later died from her injuries at the hospital.
“She was a kind person. She was the person that was lovable a lot.”
He says his mom was a loving daughter to her mom, too.
“The morning when my mom, you know, my mom text, call my grandma, and she told her she loved her and everything. She told her, ‘I love you, mom.'”
Later that day, Carlos said, his mom was preparing food when she stepped out.
“She told me she’d be right back. I waited for her all night. Waited for her all night.”
City officials and faith leaders organized a vigil for her on Sunday, Jan. 24.
“We stand here to say it’s unacceptable,” said Pastor James Camm, who leads the groups One Community, One Voice. “Enough is enough. So today we come together, grieving with the families of loss.”
Carlos says his favorite subject in school is math, and he plans to keep working hard in school to honor his mom.
“I’m going to get past college and everything for my mother. She wanted to see me strong…in life, so I’m going to do that for my mother.”