A two-year-old is fighting for her life tonight after being shot in a road rage incident.
Family members of Laylah Washington have been in and out of Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital saying their goodbyes as they prepare for the worse.
Laylah is on a ventilator, laying peacefully, but her uncle says the family was told she is brain dead. They are processing this tragedy, as police continue to look for the shooter.
Terry Washington, Laylah’s uncle, says it’s been nothing but prayer that’s helping his family cope with the tragic shooting of the child.
“We do appreciate and we do want all of your prayers we want all of them,” Terry said. “She was the last of all the grandkids, and of course now, she ain’t going to be the last. I’m sorry. I’m sorry,” Terry said.
Sunday night, Memphis Police say at least one shooter in a black Chevy Impala shot multiple rounds into the car carrying the child, her mother, and two brothers on Kirby Parkway.
“To the guys that done it, I don’t hate you, I really don’t, but I ain’t going to lie to you, if I was near you, I’d be the one going to the penitentiary.”
The shooting stemmed from an altercation between Laylah’s mother and a gunman after a road rage incident.
Saundra Patterson, a family friend said, “She’s a bystander, and it’s sound that you are out here shooting because a bullet don’t have no name on it.”
Laylah clings to life in her hospital bed, something family members are having a difficult time accepting for this full of energy child.
“If she sits still, she must be sick. Otherwise happy go lucky baby sweet, I think she’s one of the most beautiful person in the world, and ain’t got nothing to do being my niece,” Terry said.