Family, friends hold vigil for girl fatally struck by bullet
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (WSVN) -- Family and friends gathered in a South Florida neighborhood to mourn the loss of a 12-year-old girl.
Thursday night, loved ones of Tequilla Forshee gathered with lit candles, cried and offered support to one another. "Anyone please come forward, please," said the victim's stepmother Yolanda Crawford. "Somebody took my baby away, that's my baby."
Instead of enjoying her last weekend before the new school year starts, Tequilla is being remembered following a senseless act at her grandmother's house along 42nd Avenue and Northwest 201st Street. "Bullets just start storming in," recalled Tawanda Frazier-Brown.
Some family members think the bullets were meant for Tequila's 16-year-old uncle. Instead, the hail of bullets fatally hit the child in the head and struck her grandmother in the leg.
The victim's father is distraught over the loss of his daughter, and the family is now left to cope with it. "She kept our family together," said Glenn Forshee. "I'm angry, mad, sad, hurt, everything, all of the above."
Miami Gardens Police detectives passed out flyers to residents in hopes of catching the gunman.
If you have any information on this fatal shooting, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a reward.
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