Funeral for 10-year-old killed by gunfire

September 5, 2008 3:17:45 PM PDT
Relatives, friends and neighbors said good-bye Friday to a 10-year-old Chicago girl who fell victim to gang-related gunfire. Funeral services were held Friday for 10-year-old Nequiel Fowler.

Fowler was shot Monday afternoon as she walked on the sidewalk with her blind 5-year-old sister. Witnesses say Nequiel had just finished tying her younger sister's shoe.

Nequiel's mother says Nequiel was looking forward to the first day of school. Tuesday was to be her first day of fourth grade at the Arnold Mireles Academy.

Four men are in custody and have been charged with first degree murder.


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