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Hundreds Attend Vigil in Memory of 10-Year-Old Sierra Guyton

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The Milwaukee girl was shot in May, while playing with her sister outside Clarke Street School. Men were engaged in a gunfight across the playground.

Sierra died early Sunday.

Several hundred people gathered at dusk on Monday at the playground near 28th and Clarke, to offer prayers for the 10-year-old and her family. Some who took part released dozens of pink and yellow balloons while others held lighted candles.

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Balloons rose, before daytime faded to night

Leaders took turns speaking into a bullhorn and implored people to stop using guns to solve disputes. "With guns, it's final. There is no going back," said Kenneth Robinson, a friend of the Guyton family.

Two men have been charged in connection with the girl's death.

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