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Family and friends remember 7-year-old girl killed in Atlanta shooting

Household and associates held a vigil remembering a 7-year-old lady killed by a stray bullet at a household gathering in Atlanta.

Ava Phillips was remembered on the occasion, which befell on the house constructing in northeast Atlanta the place she died.

Police say an argument broke out in the course of the gathering and escalated into gunfire. One of many bullets hit Phillips within the head, killing her.

Phillips’ mom Kemeka Springfield faces weapons and aggravated assault charges in reference to the case.

The alleged gunman, who police have recognized as 23-year-old Deshaun Collins, continues to be on the run needed for the homicide.

“It is mindless. Seven years previous – all of us have infants and that was his child lady,” household good friend Erica Bostic stated.

Ava Phillips

Ava Phillips (Courtesy of the household)

Ava’s father Jonathan Phillips attended Tuesday’s vigil. He had beforehand advised FOX 5 his daughter’s loss of life was an “insufferable ache.”

Relations say the Bouie Elementary second grader was the boss of the household but in addition was at all times well mannered. Jonathan Phillips stated his daughter cherished to journey and check out new eating places. 

Vigil organizers hope different household’s do not need to expertise the Phillips’ ache. 

The household has arrange a GoFundMe account to assist offset the funeral prices for the little lady. You can donate to them here.

In case you have any details about the taking pictures or the place Collins could also be, contact Crime Stoppers. 

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