8-year-old girl shot dead at teenager’s backyard birthday party on Friday
An eight-year-old girl lost her life at the weekend after a shooting that took place at a teenager’s birthday party in Akron, Ohio.
As per reports, the party was taking place in a backyard when “all hell broke out” after gunfire erupted shortly before midnight on Friday.
Police say eight-year-old Mikayla Pickett was hit in the back by a bullet and later died from her injuries after being taken to Akron Children’s Hospital.
62-year-old Willie Walker was hosting the backyard party for his 15-year-old grandson in Sherbondy Hill, Akron.
Walker, who has lived at the property for 32 years, told the Beacon Journal: “All hell broke out,” he said. “I don’t know what the hell happened.”
According to him, three or four people showed up to the party and began firing guns. He said he did not personally know Mikayla.
Anyone with information is urged to call the Akron Police Department Detective Bureau at 330-375-2490 or 330-375-2Tip.
Another day, another tragic and completely needless loss of life. Our thoughts and prayers go out to little Mikayla’s family during this terrible time.
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