• Child killed in road-rage shooting laid to rest

    By: Tony Atkins


    MEMPHIS, Tenn. - A gut-wrenching day for family and friends of two-year-old Laylah Washington.

    The toddler was laid to rest this morning after being shot and killed during a road-rage incident 11 days ago.

    Terry Washington, the uncle of Laylah couldn’t believe today happened.


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    "I can’t believe this day. I can't believe it's here. I shouldn't be living this day," Washington said.

    Washington has been dealing with the loss for the past week and a half, but still can't understand why this happened to her.

    "I mean, really? What was you thinking of?" Washington said. "To me, you're a coward. Why you gotta shoot somebody."

    Little Laylah was shot during a road rage incident on June 13. Police said the shooters are still on the run.

    Washington told FOX13 he's praying for his sister, who fought back tears as she sat feet away from her daughter's casket.

    "My sister isn't going to get a chance to see her baby grow up, to go to school, have her first boyfriend, or even have her first kiss," Washington told FOX13.

    And while little Laylah’s life may be lost, Terry said it's not too late to do the right thing.

    "I blame the shooter, but I blame the driver the most, because the driver could've turned another way," Washington said.  

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