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Laylah Petersen

MILWAUKEE — The family of Laylah Petersen will be holding a vigil on the one-year anniversary of her death.

Laylah Petersen would have turned six years old on September 23rd. But her young life was cut short when she was shot while she was sitting on her grandfather’s lap inside a home near 58th and Fairmount on November 6, 2014.

Petersen died at the hospital, as a result of two gunshot wounds to her head. Her death was ruled a homicide.

Three people, 24-year-old Paul Farr, 20-year-old Carl Barrett and 23-year-old Arlis Gordon,  have been charged in connection to her death.

The vigil will be held Friday, November 6th at 6:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Good Hope Church, located at 7152 N 41st Street, Milwaukee.