Vigil held for 8-year-old girl fatally shot near 18th and Highland

NOW: Vigil held for 8-year-old girl fatally shot near 18th and Highland

NEXT:

Updated: 8:39 p.m. on Jan. 18, 2022

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The family of an 8-year-old girl killed over the weekend held a candlelight vigil in her memory Tuesday night.

Tiana Huddleston died after a gun went off Saturday at a house near 18th and Highland.

Police say a 47-year-old man was holding the weapon and accidentally shot her.

Tiana's family says they're heartbroken and can't believe she's gone.

They say Tiana loved to smile and brought out the best in everyone she met.

"All I can say is to know her is to love her," said LaToya Singleton, Tiana's aunt. "This baby has a heart of gold. There's no room she walked into and she doesn't have this big smile on her face. It would light the whole room up, no matter what it is."

The man who fired the gun is in police custody, but has not yet been charged.


Posted: 11:12 p.m. on Jan. 17, 2022

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- A candlelight vigil will be held Tuesday, Jan. 18, for 8-year-old Tiana Huddleston.

She was shot and killed over the weekend after a gun discharged

Milwaukee police say a 47-year-old man was holding the gun. He's been arrested.

Tuesday's vigil is at 4:30 p.m. at 18th and Highland.

The family is asking people to bring teddy bears, candles and balloons.

Share this article:
Are you sure you want to delete this comment?
Close
Are you sure you want to delete this comment?