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10-Year-Old Shooting Victim Remembered At Vigil

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WASHINGTON, Pa. (KDKA) — Taniyah Thomas was remembered Wednesday by hundreds of people who packed the street in front of the Washington County Courthouse, urging an end to violence that has impacted so many communities.

Thomas, 10, was shot and killed early Monday morning in what police believe may have been an attempted home invasion.

As she was running in a hallway to her mother’s bedroom in their Chestnut Street apartment, someone fired several shots through a door, striking Thomas in the head.

Police are still hunting for suspects.

Curtis Thomas, the fourth grader’s father, said, “It’s my child right now, but next time, it could be your child. I’m angry because nobody is saying anything.”

Police said they do not believe the Monday shooting was random.

Taniyah’s mother and boyfriend, who were the only two adults in the apartment at the time, are both facing drug-related charges.

Police haven’t said if there was a definite link between the shooting and the charges.

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