Stories about kids, guns and how to stop the violence. Precious Lives, created by 371 Productions, is a 2-year, 100-part weekly radio series about gun violence and young people in the Milwaukee area. The series applies a public health lens to each story to help listeners understand the full scope of the problem: who are the victims and the shooters; how are the weapons obtained; and what can we change about the environment that contributes to violence in Milwaukee?
#018 Precious Lives: How Do You Measure the Loss of a Five-Year-Old Girl?
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Zebra drawing by Laylah
Six months have passed since 5-year-old Laylah Petersen was shot and killed while sitting on her grandfather’s lap in a house on Milwaukee's northwest side.
Authorities still don’t know who’s responsible.
Last week, the reward for leads was increased to $35,000. That money would go to the first person who provides information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons who shot Laylah Petersen. If you have information, call Milwaukee police at 414-935-7360.
This week, Precious Lives revisits the story about how her family is coping with her loss.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - Additional $25,000 reward announced for leads in Laylah Petersen case