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'Sweet little thing': Shooting of 5-year-old in West Baltimore overwhelms already grieving family

'Sweet little thing': Shooting of 5-year-old in West Baltimore overwhelms already grieving family

Amy Hayes had just celebrated her fifth birthday Thursday at her great-grandmother’s West Baltimore house with five candle-lit cupcakes and a new baby doll and stroller she’d received from a cousin.

Four days later, the child was caught in the crossfire of a shooting in the 1000 block of McKean Avenue, within view of the home, after heading to the corner store to buy a juice, her great-grandmother said.

Vivian Nealy watched from her window as her great-granddaughter fell and neighbors rushed her into a car to take her to the hospital about 6:20 p.m....

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