THURSDAY, MAY 25, 2017

7 Year Old Girl Was Shot 20 Times While She Was Sleep


The North Carolina Medical Examiner has released its autopsy results on the death of A’yanna Allen, a 7-year-old girl who was shot and killed in her sleep. It found that she suffered 20 gunshot wounds, CBS Charlotte affiliate WBTV reports.

Allen was shot on Dec. 4, 2016 while sleeping in the same bed as her grandmother, Shirley Robinson, in her Salisbury, North Carolina home. Robinson was shot in the leg and was released from the hospital later that day. Allen was pronounced dead on scene and the medical examiner reports that gunshot wounds were found in her head, torso, and extremities.

Robinson told authorities that someone shot through a bedroom window.

The medical examiner was reportedly unable to determine which wounds were entrance or exit wounds based on the characteristics of the injuries. Similarly, no sequence of shots could be determined.

Allen’s cause of death is officially listed as multiple gunshot wounds, and no arrests have been made in the case.

Right now, there’s a $20,000 reward for anyone who provides information that could lead to an arrest in her murder in addition to two Rowan County murders that also took place that night.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Salisbury Police Department at 704-638-5333 or Crime Stoppers at 1-866-639-5245.

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