Grandmother of slain 13-year-old says family is hurting as her 10-year-old sister recovers from injuries
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The grandmother of 13-year-old Shanaria Wilson, who was shot dead over the weekend, said her family is determined to see justice served.
The girls' grandmother, Betty Ross, said she'll remember Shanaria Wilson, lovingly known as "Nari," as being a sweet and gentle little girl.
"Sweet, always smiling. That was her. Sweet and always smiling," said Ross.
She said gun violence has changed her family's life forever and wants people to see how it has changed the life of her 10-year-old granddaughter who is still recovering from injuries caused by the shooting.
She shared graphic photos of Shyier's injuries to show how the issue of violence is effecting the young and vulnerable. Ross said Shyier suffered gunshot wounds in both her arms as well as a grazed stomach.
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The 10-year-old is currently recovering at home but Ross said she's still in a lot of pain. That pain was intensified when Shyier found out the fate of her older sister.
"All she's been doing is just crying," said Ross.
Ross said she thinks adding more police in unsafe neighborhoods could help curb the violence issue in the city. Over the weekend, the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office said they've reporter 71 homicides to-date.
The family said what they ultimately want is justice for Nari. A GoFundMe page has been created to help.
Ross said she believes the shooting was targeted. Milwaukee police said the incident is still under investigation.