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8 year old girl shot and killed at teenage birthday party

An eight-year-old female student at Portage Path Community Learning Center, Mikayla Pickett was shot and killed during a birthday party for a teenager last week Friday August 14, in Ohio, it has been revealed.

8 year old girl killed at teenage birthday party

 8 year old girl shot and killed at teenage birthday party

According to the Beacon Journal, who broke the news, the shooting took place in the 700 block of Roselle Avenue near Manchester Road, UK.Police officers responded to reports of gunfire at the residence 11.48pm Friday and found the girl police with an apparent gunshot wound.

She was then rushed to Akron Children’s Hospital, where she later died.A man, Willie Walker told the Journal he was hosting an outdoor birthday party for his 15-year-old grandson in his backyard when the shooting started.

“All hell broke out,” he said. “I don’t know what the hell happened.”

 

Walker said three or four people showed up at the property and started shooting at the partygoers.

“I don’t know know how many shells they took,” he said, referencing police who found multiple bullet casings at the scene.
A lot of them.”

Arrests have reportedly been made.

 8 year old girl shot and killed at teenage birthday party

 

8 year old girl shot and killed at teenage birthday party 8 year old girl shot and killed at teenage birthday party

Police said there was a large gathering of teens at the home, and it appears the shots came from outside.

No arrests had been made as of Saturday afternoon. Akron police said detectives are working to identify suspects.

The Summit County Medical Examiner’s Office will conduct an autopsy.

Willie Walker, 62, said he was hosting an outdoor birthday party Friday night for his 15-year-old grandson in his backyard when the shooting happened.

Walker, who has lived at the home for 32 years, was inside the house when the gunfire started.

“All hell broke out,” he said. “I don’t know what the hell happened.”

He said about three or four people showed up at the property and started shooting at family members and friends who were at the party.

Walker said he did not know the girl who died.

Another neighbor who has lived at her house since 1973 said she thought the girl lived a block away.

Walker said police officers found multiple shell casings at the scene.

“I don’t know know how many shells they took,” he said. “A lot of them.”

The neighbor, who declined to give her name, said a couple of windows were shot out at the home of her son, who lives next door to her.

“I heard I don’t know how many shots,” she said. She said when she felt safe enough to look outside, she expected, based on the gunfire, to see a lot of bodies on the ground.

She said there was another shooting in the neighborhood Wednesday or Thursday, when someone fired into another home on the street. She also found two shell casings in her driveway last week.

“These boys have lost their minds,” she said. “Nobody’s got that much sense to tell on them. It’s just sad.”

She said people are afraid to tell on the shooters, “and rightfully so, because they just don’t care.”

Roselle Avenue is between Manchester Road and East Avenue in the city’s Sherbondy Hill neighborhood.

Akron police track murders in the city, excluding killings such as unintentional homicides. This is the 31st murder that police are investigating in 2020.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Akron Police Department Detective Bureau at 330-375-2490 or 330-375-2Tip.

You can also call the Summit County Crime Stoppers at 330-434-COPS. Text TIPSCO with your tips to 274637. Callers can remain anonymous.

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