I cannot even imagine the heartbreak a Houston woman's family is feeling after she was killed in a random, senseless act of violence while helping her son prepare for a bright future.

The Associated Press reports that 57-year-old Michelle Cummings was killed Tuesday, June 29 outside of the Graduate Hotel in Annapolis, Maryland. Cumming was in town to take her son Leonard Cummings III to the Naval Academy, where he was to begin midshipman training.

Michelle was reportedly sitting on a hotel patio when she was struck by a stray bullet. It's possible the shots came from a nearby SUV, but police are still searching for suspects. They're currently offering a $20,000 reward for anyone who comes forward with information that helps them arrest whoever is responsible for Michelle's death.

KPRC-TV shared a statement from Spring ISD which described Michelle as a "very engaged parent". She was president of the Westfield High School Football Booster Club from 2019-2020 - her son's senior year.

A GoFundMe has been created to help Michelle's family with funeral costs.

It sounds like Michelle was an awesome mom with a son to be so very proud of. It's absolutely infuriating to me that she won't be here to see him thrive and grow in his Naval career because of the stupid and reckless actions of a coward or cowards who are now hiding under a rock somewhere.

I feel like I have to say this far too often, but stories like this are a grim reminder of why it's so important that we never take the people we love for granted and that we let them know as often as possible how much we love them.

Hopefully the scumbag responsible is found soon and faces justice for taking a life and destroying countless others.

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