THE THUG LIFE: Mother Killed Protecting her Children During Rival Gang Shootout

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If the police would do their jobs and take away these illegally obtained firearms, then shootouts like this wouldn’t occur. Now, these poor kids are probably going to be thrown into child protective custody and never live a life with their mother.

OAKLAND, Calif. — A mother was killed protecting her two young children from a hail of bullets in California and now, police are hunting for her killer.

“She loved her kids, she put her kids first. She sacrificed herself for her kids safety,” a childhood friend said of Chyemil Pierce.

The 30-year-old mother acted on instinct when a shootout between rival gangs broke out near her home in the 2800 block of Chestnut Street in West Oakland.

Pierce’s friend asked her identity not be revealed. She said Pierce had just arrived home after picking up two of her three children from elementary school when the bullets began flying.

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