South Collinwood comes together to mourn the loss of slain 6-year-old girl

A grieving community demands justice after senseless killing

South Collinwood comes together to mourn the loss of slain 6-year-old girl

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - The South Collinwood community is reeling following the tragic death of Lyric Melodi Lawson, who was shot and killed while sleeping in her home on Saturday.

Cleveland Police say a drive-by shooter fired nearly 30 bullets into her East 171st Street home. Lyric was shot in the head and later died at the hospital, and another family member was grazed by a bullet.

Killer remains on the loose after murder of 6-year-old South Collinwood girl

Grief has overwhelmed the Lawson family, and to help one of their own, the neighborhood is holding a walking vigil.

The remembrance stepped off at about 5 p.m. Monday.

Watch the memorial, here:

A devastating loss: South Collinwood comes together to mourn the loss of slain 6-year-old girl. Coverage: https://bit.ly/35gAMV5

Posted by Cleveland 19 News on Monday, October 7, 2019

Police are searching for the killer.

1388 East 171 St. was riddled with bullets on Saturday morning, resulting in the death of Lyric Melodi Lawson.
1388 East 171 St. was riddled with bullets on Saturday morning, resulting in the death of Lyric Melodi Lawson. (Source: Sia Nyorkor)

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