Neighbors: Little girl shot by brother dies

Lapaloma Circle
Lapaloma Circle

(WMC-TV) – An 18-month-old child has died after being shot by her 2-year-old brother.

Police officers were told that the child was shot Sunday evening by her brother on the 1400 block of Lapaloma Circle.

The child was taken to the Le Bonheur Children's Hospital where neighbors say she died.

"I just don't know what to say because I'm so shocked and hurt by what's happened to this child," said neighbor Shirley Craig.

That's how many neighbors describe the shooting death of an 18 month old girl who many of them know as "Calvionna".

"I knew this little girl real well," said Randy Lark. "She was a sweet and wonderful little girl."

"I hate it because they close to me and the mother is a beautiful person. She takes time with her children, plays with them, sit in the grass with them. She's sweet," said Vernita Burns.

WMC-TV's Jamel Major went to the family's home, but they did not answer.

"All we can do now is have faith, depend on God," said Shirley Craig. "He knows best."

No charges have been filed in the shooting.

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