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What Happened?

Developing Story: 

 

What started off as a playdate amongst friends ended in tragedy for 12-year old Layla Kendall. Multiple gunshots were fired into a home located in Hampton, GA where Layla was sitting in the kitchen with her friend. At this time, the family is still in shock, angry and saddened by this tragedy and unexpected turn of events.

 

Layla is a fun-loving young girl with a heart of gold who enjoys spending time with family and friends. She just celebrated her 12th birthday only 2 days ago with her whole life ahead of her while she literally fights for her life today. 

 

Statement From Family: 

 

Layla was air lifted to Egleston Children's Hospital shortly after suffering a gun shot wound. Her mother, father and other family members are by her side awaiting updates from doctors as Layla fights for every breath she takes.

 

She is currently undergoing surgery for extreme lower body injury, possible airway injury and other wounds.  Layla's family does not know what motivated this shooting as she was just spending time at a friends house as she's done many times before. The family has set up a go fund me account to assist with extensive medical costs and future rehabilitation efforts. 

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