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6-year-old Ah’Laynah Modica-Ross killed in Old East Dallas shooting

18-year-old Damariya Sowels was charged with tampering with evidence related to the case.



Update: One individual has been arrested by the Dallas police in connection with the fatal shooting of a 6-year-old girl in Old East Dallas.

The incident occurred within a residence where the girl was present with other juveniles, and an unsecured gun was involved, as reported by the Dallas Police Department.

Details about the shooter and the events leading to the shooting have not been disclosed by the police.

The girl was transported to a hospital but succumbed to her injuries.

On Thursday, 18-year-old Damariya Sowels was charged with tampering with evidence related to the case.

Original Report:

The Dallas police are currently looking into the tragic shooting of a 6-year-old Ah’Laynah Modica-Ross on N Fitzhugh Avenue in Old East Dallas.

Authorities responded to a call in the vicinity of Fitzhugh and Fuqua at approximately 2:40 p.m.

Dallas police reported that the 6-year-old Ah’Laynah was discovered with a gunshot wound.

Sadly, the child was transported to a local hospital in critical condition and succumbed to her injuries.

A neighbor expressed, “She was a sweet little girl when my little kids played with her.”

As per reports, the 14-year-old brother of the girl passed away a few days ago.

The Dallas Police Department received a call at around 4:40 a.m. on Friday, December 29, reporting a shooting in the 3100 block of Harry Hines Boulevard.

Upon arrival at the scene, officers discovered 14-year-old Ah-bralen Rider and another 14-year-old boy with gunshot wounds. Both victims were promptly transported to Parkland Memorial Hospital.

Unfortunately, Rider succumbed to his injuries and passed away at the hospital, while the other victim is expected to recover.

Initially charged with two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, the 16-year-old suspect is now facing upgraded charges of manslaughter following Rider’s death.

The police department has not disclosed the identity of the gunman, and the investigation into the fatal shooting is ongoing.

This is a developing story that will be updated when more information is available.