BTS fandom ARMY received the most heartbreaking news this year after a fellow fan died during the tragic shooting at a school in Texas.
A 10-year-old BTS fan, Amerie Jo Garza, was one of the 21 victims of a deadly school shooting incident on Tuesday. The tragic event at a Texas elementary school is now the deadliest incident in the state’s history.
In a post shared by HuffPost, fans noticed that the victim was a fan of the K-pop supergroup, as well.
BTS fandom ensured to pay tribute to all the victims, especially to Amerie Jo Garza, whose future and dreams were cut short.
BTS ARMY Honors Texas School Shooting Victim
On TikTok and Twitter, fans came together to remember Amerie Jo Garza and send her family heartfelt messages.
One viral video features a screenshot of the GoFundMe page set up to assist her family in the funeral expenses. Her aunt also commented on the video, saying that her niece has always been a fan of BTS since she introduced the group to her.
“Amerie is my niece, she always loved to show me her BTS merch. I still remember the day I introduced it to her,” the aunt said.
A Texas-based BTS ARMY page also shared a post in honor of the late fan, sending wishes to her and other victims of the shooting incident.
Her mother’s best friend called her a beautiful soul on the GoFundMe page and asked everyone to pray for her soul.
Amerie Jo Garza Tried Saving Others
The late BTS fan celebrated her 10th birthday two weeks before the 18-year-old gunman Salvador Ramos killed several students and teachers inside the Robb Elementary School.
Her grandmother, Berlinda Arreola, told PEOPLE magazine that Amerie Jo Garza was one of the first children shot to death when she tried dialing 911.
"He could have just taken her phone away. He could have just broke it, done something. And he just shot her. She was a hero trying to call 911, to save her and her friends," the grieving mother went on.
Moments before the shooter opened fire in the classroom, she still received an Honor Roll certificate.
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