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Family of slain 5-year-old asks for help

Five days after 5-year-old Laylah Petersen was shot and killed, a plea from her family for information. 

Family spokesman Richard P. Schwoegler III told the media Tuesday night that there are \"no significant leads,\" but the Petersen family believes \"someone knows who shot and killed this little girl.\" 

Laylah Petersen was sitting on her grandfather's lap inside her home near 58th and Fairmount Thursday, November 6 when one, or possibly two people, fired several rounds the home. Laylah was shot in the head and killed. Milwaukee Police have yet to identify a suspect or report any arrests.

Schwoegler said the family is very thankful for the hard work of District 7 Milwaukee Police during this investigation, and thinks one tip from the public could move this case forward. \"So if you have any information, don't think that it's not valuable,\" Schwoegler said.

There is a $10,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction in this case. Call the Milwaukee Police at (414) 935-7360 or the ATF at (800) ATF-GUNS

A fund has also been set up to help the family pay for funeral costs. Any money remaining will be used to help find the person responsible for Laylah's murder. You can donate here.

Schwoegler says the Petersen family held a private visitation for Laylah Tuesday night. 

Her services begin Wednesday morning. Visitation is from 9:30am to 10:30am at Our Lady of Good Hope church at 7152 N 41st St. in Milwaukee. A mass and funeral procession will follow. Petersen will be laid to rest at Holy Cross Cemetery.  

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