Niecy Nash Grieves Her Only Brother, Who Was Killed In A 1993 School Shooting, Following Uvalde Tragedy: It Hits Different
Actress Niecy Nash is reflecting on the recent mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas.
The TV personality took to her Instagram with a powerful message about school shootings in the U.S. Niecy Nash, 52, admitted that the murder of 19 children and two teachers in Texas saddened her, and noted that her brother, Michael Ensley, was killed on his high school campus.
In a caption over a selfie, Niecy wrote:
“I’m so sad…my brother was killed on his high school campus. It hits different cuz school is a place you should feel safe. I don’t wish it on anyone.”
According to reports, Michael Ensley was shot and killed at 17-years-old in Reseda, California in February of 1993. His murderer, Robert Lee Heard Jr., is currently serving a life sentence for murdering his wife years later.
In other Instagram posts, the Soul Man actress shared messages from people who are also pained by the recent shooting. In one post, Niecy shared a clip of Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr vehemently giving a speech on gun reform in the country. Another post was of one of Uvalde’s middle school victims, who left a sweet message to her dad on her birthday.
A furious, emotional and fed up Steve Kerr pleaded with senators to do something about the mass shootings. pic.twitter.com/fmERY4izFl
— Ohm Youngmisuk (@NotoriousOHM) May 24, 2022
The CLAWS star previously opened up about her only brother’s death after the 2018 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High in Parkland, Florida that left 14 students deceased. At the time, Niecy tweeted:
“25 yrs ago today, my only brother, Michael Ensley was killed on his high school campus by kid with a gun. It’s 2018 and the death toll is rising while our spirits are still breaking.”
Niecy is one of many who have publicly expressed disdain over America’s handling of gun laws. This past Tuesday (May 24th), 18-year-old Salvador Ramos killed 19 elementary school students and two teachers with an AR-1 rifle. The tragedy came less than two weeks after 18-year-old Payton Gendron murdered 10 people at a grocery store in Buffalo, N.Y in a racially charged shooting.
Salvador Ramos was killed during a shootout with police. Payton Gendron remains in custody without bail and is charged with several counts of first-degree murder.
Our thoughts and prayers continue to go out to the families affected by shooting tragedies.