DETROIT, MI – The 7-year-old girl who was shot in the head Wednesday night, by a drive-by shooter on Bedford Street, has died.
The aunt to the little girl did confirm this on social media.
On Wednesday October 28th, 2020, at approximately 8:20 p.m., in the 3900 block of Bedford Street, 7-year-old Reginae Williams was sitting on a couch in her home when an unknown suspect in a dark blue vehicle drove by and fired shots into the house, striking her in the back of the head. Along with Reginae, there were eight other children inside of that house at the time the gunman opened fire and shot up their home with bullets that took the life of their sister.
Investigators determined the vehicle had circled the area prior to the shooting. After the shooting, the suspect fled north on Bedford and from there went in an unknown direction.
Police are looking for the suspect(s) who are believed to have been in a dark blue Dodge Charger. Investigators said that Reginae was not the target of the shooting.
Reginae was transported to the hospital by responding officers and was listed in critical condition until her death today.
During a press conference, Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan said that he has received several calls from those who wish to contribute to a reward fund that will lead to the identification and arrest of those involved in this senseless shooting. Duggan said the reward is building to be very substantial.
There is also a Go Fund Me account that has been established to assist the family with funeral service expenses. If you would like to contribute to that fund, Please Click Here.
Anyone with information is asked to please call the Detroit Police Department’s Fifth Precinct’s Investigative Unit at 313-596-5540 or Crimes Stoppers at 1-800-Speak Up.
Photo Gallery of Reginae Williams