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March honors girl shot by stray bullet

Posted: 12:10 PM, May 17, 2016
Updated: 2016-05-18 14:00:47-04
March planned for girl killed by stray bullet
March planned for girl killed by stray bullet

MILWAUKEE -- Family and friends will march through the north side Tuesday to remember a 9-year-old girl hit by a stray bullet. The family is honoring Za'layia Jenkins on her 10th birthday.

Precious Boone is the young girls aunt.  She says "It's hard. It's hard. It's hard for any family to go though this, but my niece was only 10 years old."

There's been conflicting information about Za'Layia's condition.  Her mother told us today that her daughter is alive, and in critical condition.

Za'layia was sitting in her living room watching TV with her 2-year-old cousin when police say a shootout between two groups started right outside her house. A bullet flew through the living room , hitting the young girl. 

That happened on May 5th. No arrests have been made, and right now police are searching for the driver of a green Jeep Cherokee.

Another one of Za'layia's aunts, Keyana Boone, says "Turn yourself in. How do you sleep at night? You took an innocent life. A 9 year old. She didn't do nothing to nobody. I don't understand how they sleep at night."

Za'layia was known as "Lay Lay" to her family. 

"Today is her day. Its her birthday so we want friends to come march with us and show Lay Lay you love her" says Boone.

The march is being held right outside Za'layia's house. It starts at 4:00 p.m.