$10,000 Reward Offered In Atlanta Killing Of 8-Year-Old Girl
The shooting death of an 8-year-old girl has prompted a $10,000 reward for information as authorities in Atlanta search for at least two people who opened fire on the car she was riding in.
Police identified the girl as Secoriea Turner on Sunday.
Authorities say a group of armed individuals shot at the car near the Wendy's restaurant where Rayshard Brooks was killed by a white police officer on June 12.
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The area has become a site for frequent demonstrations. News outlets report one person was shot and killed and two others were hurt late Sunday yards from where Secoriea was shot Saturday night.
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and the Atlanta Police Department held a press conference on Sunday to address the recent violence in the city.
"Enough is enough," Bottoms said. "We have talked about this movement that is happening across America at this moment in time when we have the ears and the interest of people across this country and across this globe who are saying they want to see change."
Mayor Bottoms also asked the public for help in finding the gunmen who shot Turner.
"I am asking you to please honor this baby's life. Please, if you know who did this, please turn them in."
There have been more than 75 shootings in the city over the past several weeks, according to authorities.
Gov. Brian Kemp spoke out about the recent incidents and called for peace for all Georgians.
This recent trend of lawlessness is outrageous & unacceptable. Georgians, including those in uniform, need to be protected from crime & violence. While we stand ready to assist local leaders in restoring peace & maintaining order, we won’t hesitate to take action without them. https://t.co/NTacEm4v7o— Governor Brian P. Kemp (@GovKemp) July 6, 2020