MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) – Jacksonville leaders and residents say they’re frustrated by the kind of violence that killed a 7-year-old girl, as officials offer an $11,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in the case.READ MORE: FIU President Mark Rosenberg Resigns, Cites Health Issues
Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams told news outlets Sunday that a stray bullet struck Heydi Rivas Villanueva during crossfire of a gun battle between two groups in a parking lot.
The little girl was sitting in a car with her father and a sibling waiting for her mother to get off work at a nearby restaurant.READ MORE: Armed Robbery In Medley Leads Investigators To Human Trafficking Arrests
Police say two groups of men began shooting nearby and a bullet struck the child. The gunmen fled.
A good Samaritan drove the child and her father to a nearby hospital. She died a short time later.
Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry tweeted, “This is heartbreaking.”MORE NEWS: Heat's Late Game Rally Not Enough As Hawks Pull Away 110-108
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