6-year-old dead after double shooting
Fri, 31 Aug 2012 02:20:00 GMT — Police continue to investigate a double shooting in Saginaw that killed a 6-year-old girl and critically injured her 36-year-old father.According to the girl's aunt, Yolanda Cope, the victims are identified as six-year-old Layla Jones and her father, 36-year-old Shawrone Jones. Shawrone was shot twice in the leg and hip.Police responded to115 Essling Street around 10:30 Wednesday evening. Cope owns the home and was welcoming her brother and niece back in town for a birthday party. Shawrone and Layla are originally from Saginaw but recently moved to Wisconsin.When officials arrived they found Shawrone suffering from a gunshot wounds. He was taken to a nearby hospital by MMR personnel and is being treated in the ICU.Police say Layla was taken by witnesses to a local hospital where she later died from gunshot wounds.
No suspects have been identified by Saginaw Police.
Police are holding a press conference Friday morning at 10 to call residents to action.