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Family: 10-year-old Milwaukee girl shot in crossfire taken off life support

Hospital graphic (Photo By Rico.b (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons)
Hospital graphic (Photo By Rico.b (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons)

MILWAUKEE (WTAQ) - A 10-year-old Milwaukee girl has been taken off life support, 35 days after she was shot in crossfire while playing at an elementary school.

Family spokesman Troy Lowe said Sierra Guyton was breathing and fighting as of Wednesday night -- and her doctors were not sure how long it would stay that way.

Lowe said the family was asking the community to pray for Sierra -- and give her relatives the space they'll need to have closure and healing.

The shooting has spurred a fresh debate over Wisconsin gun laws. 18-year-old Sylvester Lewis and 28-year-old Jamey Jackson face criminal charges -- including reckless endangerment of both Sierra and her sister Kiara, who was also at the Clarke Street Elementary School playground but was not hit.

Both defendants are charged with illegally possessing firearms as previously convicted felons.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)

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