Jessica Evers (pictured right) was an unborn 38-week-old baby during the 1992 L.A. Riots that took 55 lives, injured more than 2,300 people and racked up more than a billion dollars in damage.
Yet she was its youngest victim when her mother, Elvira Evers, (pictured left) was shot in the stomach on April 30, 1992, the second day of the riots, the Daily Mail reports.
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Ms. Evers told a local TV station that she noticed cars full of looted items in her Compton neighborhood, prompting her to seek safety.
Watch Jessica and her mother, Elvira, talk about the L.A. Riots below
The Daily Mail has more:
Fearful, she ushered her children home. ‘I started getting nervous,’ she recounted.
But as she went inside, she felt her body was on fire. She did not notice she had been shot in the stomach until a neighbor pointed out the blood oozing onto her white dress.