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Family identifies 2-year-old girl killed in Dallas drive-by shooting

A lady was additionally critically injured within the taking pictures Sunday night.

DALLAS — Editor’s observe: Police initially informed WFAA that the kid was one years previous, however household confirmed she was two. 

A 2-year-old lady was killed and a lady was critically injured in a taking pictures close to Truthful Park in Dallas on Sunday night time, police stated.

The taking pictures occurred round 9:30 p.m. within the 4700 block of Hay Road, simply north of Truthful Park off Haskell Avenue. When police arrived to the scene, they realized that the girl and a toddler have been shot throughout a drive-by.

Each victims have been taken to a hospital, the place the toddler was pronounced useless.  

Household recognized the toddler as Zyah Lacy. 

“My grandbaby ain’t your goal. So why does she must die? Like, why would you shoot a 2-year-old?” stated Zyah’s maternal step-grandmother Deborah Harper Smith.

She and Zyah’s different two grandmothers gathered Monday at their church New Millennium Bible Fellowship to hope for peace. They’re now asking the general public for assist in bringing the little lady’s killer to justice.

“We’re pleading on right now. If it was your 2-year-old granddaughter’s daughter, niece, or cousin. How would you’re feeling?” stated Tomeka Staten, Zyah’s paternal grandmother.

Zyah was along with her mom and Harper-Smith Sunday night time at balloon launch for a relative additionally killed in a drive-by taking pictures.

“We have been outdoors simply taking photos celebrating. We heard gunshots,” Harper-Smith stated. “All people began to run. I grabbed my grandbaby.”

The, Harper-Smith stated she felt blood. 

“I went to holding my child shot. We ran to the automobile. My son took us to the hospital,” stated Harper-Smith. 

However little Zyah did not make it. 

“My child was solely 2 years previous. She have not even lived… a full life but,” Harper-Smith stated. “This was a really sensible 2-year-old like my child knew. ABC’s she knew the right way to rely. She knew her title.” 

Police say the suspects shot a number of rounds on the crowd of individuals at that social gathering hitting the toddler and one other girl – who’s not associated to the kid. She’s anticipated to reside.

“It was not a random taking pictures, nonetheless, the girl and the kid weren’t the supposed targets,” stated Dallas Police spokeswoman Kristin Lowman. 

It’s nonetheless unclear who the supposed targets have been Sunday. Whereas police seek for suspects, Zyah’s grandmas simply need any person to return ahead. 

“Anyone, someplace on the market is aware of one thing. We’re hurting. Her title is Zyah. It means ray of life. And she or he was a lightweight to us,” stated Zyah’s maternal grandmother Lisa Smith. 

Anybody with info is requested to contact police detective Man Curtis by calling 214-671-3633 or emailing [email protected].

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