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Shamiya’s great-grandmother, Lourene Miller, told the AP that the girls had just finished making s’mores when Shamiya got shot. The victim’s mother was grateful to have given her daughter a kiss and said she loved her before the tragic shooting.
Supposedly, Shamiya was struck by a bullet meant for someone else because Lourene claims that the gunman was shooting at a rival gang member.