"Strong, brave, and special to me:" Loved ones remember Za'layia Jenkins, shot and killed one year ago

NOW: “Strong, brave, and special to me:“ Loved ones remember Za’layia Jenkins, shot and killed one year ago

Family and friends gathered to remember 9-year-old Za'layia Jenkins tonight. She was shot by a stray bullet one year ago at a home on the city's north side. She died a week later. 

"She was strong, brave, and special to me."

Za'layia's mother tells us she's still numb since her daughter's death and thinks about the little girl every day.

She hopes one day her daughter's killer will be caught.

"It's been almost a year since she left, and you have to be a human without a soul to do something like that and to a child, and not say anything."

"You just have to know Za'layia to know that she deserves this. She deserves for justice to be sought, killers to be caught."

There's a $65,000 reward for information leading to Za'layia's killer.

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