Loved ones to celebrate the 10th birthday of Za’layia Jenkins, pray for her recovery

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MILWAUKEE — Family members and friends will gather on Tuesday, May 17th to celebrate the birthday of nine-year-old Za’layia Jenkins, and pray for her recovery.

Za'layia Jenkins

Za’layia Jenkins

Nine-year-old Jenkins was shot on May 5th near 15th and Meinecke.

Nine-year-old Za'layia Jenkins shot near 15th and Meinecke

Nine-year-old Za’layia Jenkins shot near 15th and Meinecke

Police say the girl was struck by a stray bullet while inside a home, during a shootout between two groups of armed individuals.

Police recovered more than 40 casings at the scene.

Za’layia Jenkins was taken to the hospital, where she was listed in critical condition.

Investigators have asked the public for help locating a vehicle that was captured by surveillance cameras in the area at the time of the shooting.

Nine-year-old Za'layia Jenkins shot near 15th and Meinecke

Nine-year-old Za’layia Jenkins shot near 15th and Meinecke

That vehicle is a green Jeep Grand Cherokee.

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Anyone with information about that vehicle or the shooting is asked to call Milwaukee police at 414-935-7360.