July 2nd: Minneapolis Plans to Come Together For 22-Year-Old Woman Hit by Gunfire

Innocent bystander, 22-year-old Rikaya Wafford, was shot in the chest in Minneapolis while waiting in line for a pizza downtown. The shot occurred on June 3rd outside Pizza Luce at 3 a.m. and went through cement to hit both Rikaya and a police officer nearby. Fortunately, Rikaya lived thanks to surgery at Hennepin County Medical Center, but for now is still unable to walk.

On July 2nd, numerous musicians and businesses are partnering to host an event to raise money for Rikaya and raise awareness to lessen violence. The movement to help Rikaya is being called #RikayaRising. If you are unable to attend the event on Sunday July 2nd and still want to donate, her GoFundMe page is


The event will be at The Pint Public House 430 N 1st Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55401. DJs include DJ Sota, DJ Ray Mills, DJ Intense, DJ Labari, DJ Emoji, DJ Phoenix, DJ Ones, DJ T-Fits, DJ 360Mix, DJ Mint, and many more. There will be numerous giveaways and all proceeds go to #RikayaRising. Doors open at 11 a.m. with the party beginning at 2 p.m. and ending at 2 a.m.

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