9-year-old Milwaukee girl shot inside her home dies

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office says a 9-year-old girl struck earlier this month by a bullet fired from outside her home has died.

Karen Domagalski, the operations manager for the office, says Za’layia Jenkins was pronounced dead at a children’s hospital at 5 p.m. Monday. An autopsy is pending.

Domagalski says the office will not release any further information in the case.

The girl was shot May 5 as she watched television in her home while police say two groups armed with rifles and pistols were engaged in a “shootout.” A bullet penetrated the home, striking her. She was taken to a hospital in critical condition.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports police are still searching for a green Jeep Cherokee whose driver may have information about the shooting.

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