5-Year-Old Girl Shot While Sitting On Grandpa’s Lap


5-year-old Laylah Petersen was reportedly shot by unknown gunmen when she was sitting on her grandpa’s lap. The suspects approached her Milwaukee home and suddenly opened fire on the little girl. The suspects are still being sought after. Read More on HuffingtonPost:

Laylah Petersen was shot in the head when one of a dozen bullets that hit the home came through a wall about 6 p.m. Thursday. Laylah, who was sitting on a couch with her grandfather, died at a hospital.

Investigators said there was no clear motive for the shooting and they needed the public’s help to find those responsible for the shooting on the city’s northwest side. Police said officers had no previous calls to the home, and they don’t believe anyone living at the home was specifically targeted.

“We believe that this bullet read, ‘To whom it may concern.’ And that concerns all of us, and that should concern everybody in our community,” Capt. Aaron Raap said during a news conference Friday. “If you saw something, say something. If you hear something, say something.”

Raap said initial descriptions of the shootings as being “targeted” referred to the fact that all 12 bullets fired hit the house. Officers found a dozen casings at the scene, and were looking into whether more than one handgun was used. They also were interviewing witnesses and seeking any possible surveillance video.

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