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Intended Audience A close friend Shoot em shoot em Oh you got him in the head It was a few days after my sisters fifth birthday which was on October 28 We had just pulled out our extremely ancient Nintendo system and were playing Duck Hunt just in case you were wondering what the shooting was about It started like any other ordinary off track day but as the story unfolds the day becomes anything but ordinary My father and cousin Tuyen had left for work in El Monte early that day to avoid traffic Nghia who is Tuyens younger brother left for school a little bit early that day The only people at home were my mother my two brothers Minh who is the older of the two and Hai who was barely two years old my sister Anh and myself Minh and Anh were in my upstairs room with me and we were playing video games My mother and younger brother Hai were in the living room I was starting to get bored of playing video games so I headed towards the kitchen to find something to eat As I turned to the hallway I saw a man in his mid-twenties wearing a brown jacket and pointing a gun at me All I heard him say was Get down so I told my siblings to do what he said and did the same thing myself Though the gun was only pointed at me for a few seconds everything seemed to just stop Nothing except for the gunman and I existed I felt tremendous terror having to face the idea of not seeing the next day horrified me I immediately asked one of the robbers Are you gonna kill us He gave me an ensuring reply of Just stay cool I guess he didnt want to shoot anyone as much as I didnt want to get shot The men covered my siblings
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