“Her life is in God’s hands now:” 10-year-old Sierra Guyton pulled from life support

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WAUWATOSA (WITI) -- 10-year-old Sierra Guyton has been clinging to life at Children's Hospital since she was shot in the head while playing on the playground near 28th and Clarke on May 21st, and now, FOX6 News is learning Guyton is off of life support.

Sierra Guyton's family members say she has been removed from life support and is breathing on her own -- but they say they remain realistic about her future.

Guyton was shot feet from her home as she played on the playground. She was an innocent victim -- caught in the crossfire as two men engaged gunfire.

Family members say Guyton has been on life support since she was shot in the head.

Earlier this month, FOX6 News learned the bullets took the young girl's eyesight -- and she could not eat or breathe on her own.

On Wednesday, June 25th, just over a month since she was shot, family members gathered at Guyton's bedside as her parents made the difficult decision to take her off of life support.

While Guyton is breathing on her own, family spokesperson Tory Lowe tells FOX6 News the girl's life is in God's hands now.

Lowe says she may only have a few hours -- or days in her current state.

If she does manage to survive longer, Lowe says he worries about the quality of life she will have going forward.

The two men charged in this case -- 18-year-old Sylvester Lewis and 28-year-old Jamey Jackson will likely face amended charges if Guyton does not pull through.

Currently, 18-year-old Sylvester Lewis faces the following charges: one count of first-degree reckless injury (use of a dangerous weapon), one count of first-degree recklessly endangering safety (use of a dangerous weapon), and possession of a firearm by a felon.

28-year-old Jamey Jackson is facing one count of possession of a firearm by a felon.

Lewis' next court date is set for October.

Jackson has a court date set for July 11th.

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  • Zan

    The poor little lamb. My heart hurts for her family. What a hard decision to make. I wish them peace.

  • What a Shame

    I hope and pray the good LORD continues to heal her and her family. I hope and pray he continues to bless them and give them the strength to deal with whatever the outcome is. I pray this in Jesus name AMEN.

  • LaTonya

    Lord please put your arms around this baby and let your will be done lord in Jesus name I pray!! THANK YOU AMEN AMEN AMENπŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™

  • Z

    So sad. This child deserved better. Another reason why Wisconsin needs the death penalty. These POS deserve to be executed.

  • Jen

    SO SO Sad. Words cannot express the heartfelt sorrow for this innoncent, young girl who was doing exactly what a young girl her age has the right to do on a warm summer day! If only there was something I could do to help this little girl pull through. In GOD’s kingdom she will find peace and be relieved of suffering that she so did NOT deserve. Until then, lets keep praying for her, PLEASE!

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