(WJBK) - A year later no arrests have been made in the murder of a 7-year-old girl who was shot and killed while playing with Christmas presents.
Her family hopes to make sure she isn't forgotten as the search for her killer continues.
Chanell Berry, a vivacious cheerleader and star student, was shot and killed while playing with her friend Ellen Garjo in a house on Steel Street.
Garjo was listed in critical condition when she was shot multiple times, but survived the shooting.
"She was a really good person, and she didn't deserve to pass away," Garjo said of Berry.
Garjo says losing her friend has been very hard for her.
"When I found out Chanell passed away I started crying a lot," she said.
A year after the terrible shootout, Chanell's family and friends are braving the cold to make a plea.
"You should just turn yourself in. You know who you are. We know who you are," said Breanna Johnson, Chanell's aunt.
Police say the shootout was the result of a family dispute. Several arrests were made initially, but no one has been charged.
"Why would you shoot a little girl?" said Martell Johnson, Chanell's brother.
The hurt will last forever.
"I still thank God that we still have one because it could have been worse, we could have lost both," Breanna said.
They hope they will finally begin to move forward when justice is served.
"It's hurt a lot of people's feelings to know that she's gone and that somebody did it over something stupid," said Jashala Bohx, Chanell's cousin.
If you know who did this, and can help this family, please call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP right now.
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