Sierra Guyton has died nearly two months after being shot on playground

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MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- FOX6 News has learned from Bridgette Perry, Sierra Guyton's grandmother, that Sierra has died. The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office indicated Guyton was pronounced dead at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin at 1:35 a.m. on Sunday, July 13th.

On May 21st, 10-year-old girl Sierra Guyton was at the Clarke Street playground, just across the street from her house. She was caught in-between, as two men allegedly engaged gunfire, and was shot and wounded.

In a conversation with FOX6's Ashley Sears on Sunday morning, July 13th, Perry said, "I never thought I would have to bury my granddaughter." She also said, "Please don't let her be forgotten."

Perry told FOX6 News of the shooting and its consequences, "We've got to put a stop to this." She added, "Our city is becoming scary."

Perry says Sierra took a turn for the worse when she began rejecting her feeding tube. Her organs began to shut down. She says Sierra was at peace in the end.

Pastor Darnell Turner of Evergreen Missionary Baptist Church has been close to the Guyton family since Sierra was shot.

"It could take a turn for the worst at any time, but you just don`t expect the outcome," says Turner.

Turner believes something positive must come from this tragedy.

"Learn from this and come together as a community, neighborhood, families," says Turner.

An autopsy on Guyton is scheduled for Monday morning.

It's expected that charges will increase against gunmen, Sylvester Lewis and Jamey Jackson, in wake of Sierra's death.

The Guyton family says they did not have a life-insurance policy for Sierra. They're asking for donations at US Bank locations to cover funeral expenses.


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  • Fancy

    This story had me in tears it’s heartbreaking. Her grandmother said she doesn’t want Sierra forgotten. The love for her granddaughter.
    Heavenly father please comfort the family and friends of Sierra Guyton.

  • brittney

    Forgive our enemies. …I send my prayers up to the family as they grieve an innocent angel….nomore suffering our father wanted her home where there is no more pain and sorrow…r.i.p little angel


      Brittney you are so right let’s forgive them and give them a ticket to meet Jesus in person!!

  • All of Us

    May God watch over Sierra soul, and comfort her family and friends for what they have had to witness.

  • babyc young

    Sorry to hear such bad news.justice will be served.She is in a better place now r.I.p n prayers goes out to the family. Amen

  • Qiana

    As her family grieves I pray for their strength and healing Lord….I ask you now father to be a fence around this family Lord in the name of Jesus….give them strength no mother should have to endure this pain…I’m saddened by this loss of one of our babies this hurts me to the core.she will never be forgotten. Sleep on baby for now you’re with our father and there’s no more pain our suffering or surgeries.

  • Kaya

    Truly heartbreaking! My whole heart goes out to Sierra’s family.. Tears are in my eyes, but this is the main reason guns and violence need to go before another person does!

  • Debbora Washington

    To God’s child yes he has taken a new angel home but left us with the Smiles on our face’s to laugh and to hold your dreams of of a beautiful person in side of you wee all love you and Amen. Smile in heaven God is watch over you Amen.!!!!!!!

  • Gary Moore

    I am really sorry to hear about her my prays to the family. I have been a part of this family for years my two daughters is Sierra cousin my family will keep her in our daily prays. God has a place for her

  • Linda Green

    Breaks my heart to hear of this sweet little child’s passing. All my thoughts and prayers for God’s newest little Angel and for her grieving family. Very, very sad day.

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  • mh

    My condolences to the family. They took a life with at least another 70 years to live, let’s not slap these guys on the wrist with a 20 year sentence. Each of these guys deserve a 50 year plus sentence.

  • LaConia

    R.I.P sweetheart you are now in heaven with angels. Your family did all that they could do for you. I am sad you had to go in such a horrific way but know that you are so loved by so many. Love you ANGEL

  • Preacher

    Prayers out to the family of this child. It is time to clean up Milwaukee and if need be, bring in the National Guard and put these so called “thugs” in their place.

  • Taylor

    So sad when your child can not even go to the PLAYground and BE a kid! It is even worse when the families friends of these so-called “thugs” aide and coddle the cowards who hide behind guns, masks, & skirts after picking off the most innocent victims. There will be no water in the hell for the sinner who desires to be given over to a reprobate mind. Repent now and TURN away from your wicked ways. God’s Blessings, love, & peace 2 u Milwaukee

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