"I couldn't breathe:" Mother forced to bury 12-year-old daughter, shot & killed outside her own home

VIRGINIA -- A Richmond, Virginia mother is mourning the loss of her 12-year-old daughter, who was killed in a drive-by shooting -- caught in the crossfire.

Amiya Moses was killed in the shooting that happened at her apartment complex on Saturday night, December 19th.

"I couldn't even talk. I couldn't breathe. And all because somebody wanted to be a fool, they took my daughter's life," said Kele Wright.

Witnesses say Moses was simply standing outside around 9:30 p.m. Saturday when a vehicle drove up, and shots were fired.

Neighbors said there had been an argument in the area that had nothing to do with the young girl. She was never the intended target.

"This crime has to stop. It has to," said Wright.

Wright said they had just celebrated her young daughter's birthday on December 3rd.

The 12-year-old girl was a sixth grader at Henderson Middle School in Richmond, Virginia.

Her mother said she was loved by everyone and could light up a room.

"My baby was going to be in lights. She wanted to sing. She wanted to dance," Wright said.

While police continue to investigate, Wright is left with only memories of her beloved daughter, all because of a senseless act of violence.

"I have to get ready to bury my 12-year-old daughter," said Wright, "I have to put my daughter six feet under. It's not worth it."