Police: Shots fired into Ohio home kill sleeping 6-year-old girl

Ohio

No arrests have been made

Cleveland police are investigating after shots fired into a home killed a sleeping 6-year-old girl.

CLEVELAND (FOX 8) – Cleveland police are investigating after shots fired into a home killed a sleeping 6-year-old girl.

Police have identified the girl as Lyrica Melodi Lawson, FOX 8 reports.

Lawson was taken to University Hospitals where she was later pronounced dead.

Police spokeswoman Sgt. Jennifer Ciaccia said the girl was shot in the head around 1 a.m. Saturday on the east side of Cleveland.

Community members and activists are holding a vigil and rally in Lawson’s honor on Monday, October 7.

They are gathering at Hannah Gibbons-Nottingham School, where she attended, at 5 p.m. and marching to her E. 171st Street home, where she was killed.

According to a press release, they are “calling out all concerned citizens, elected officials, community activist business owners and members to take a stand against gun violence!”

No arrests have been made yet.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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