8-year-old girl dies after being shot in the head during drive-by shooting
An 8-year-old Miami-Dade girl who was struck in the head by a bullet during a drive-by shooting has died.
“She’s gone. They were going to pull the plug tomorrow, but her heart started failing today… I was praying for a miracle but I guess [God] had his own plan,” Jada’s mother, Dominique Brown, told reporters tearily. “I see it on TV all the time but I never thought it would be mine.”
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It was just before 5 pm on Sunday when Jada and her father, James Page, 32, were shot at while in the front yard of their home preparing to go to the movies. Jada was hit in the back of the head, while her father sustained multiple gunshot wounds to the torso. He remains hospitalized.
Just last week, Jada started fourth grade. Her mother posted a photo of her on her first day back at school with the caption, “I wonder how her 1st day at a new school is going? I miss her! #4thgrader #my biggirl.”
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I was hoping I woke up and this was all a dream.. I didn't want to post this but I don't know what else to do.. They say my baby brain dead and they taking her off the machines in the morning.. The doctors say their are miracles and there is reality.. But God I know you have the final say so.. god they say if two or more touch and agree… Lord I'm begging you… OH GOD!! LORD IM BEGGING YOU!! PLEASE FIND BREATH IN MY BABY BODY!!! YALL KEEP PRAYING FOR MY BABY! I NEED A MIRACLE BY TOMORROW MORNING!
On Tuesday, her mother asked for people to pray for a miracle that Jada would pull through, but she didn’t make it. Now, Brown is asking that the shooters come forward.
“I just can’t see… how you can sleep at night knowing you killed my baby,” she said. “Please come forward… Somebody tell us something.”
Miami-Dade police are offering a $24,000 reward to anyone with information that could lead to an arrest, while the hashtags #prayforJada and #justiceforJada have helped spread awareness about the case.
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