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Seven-year-old shooting victim dies; Police search for suspects

Seven-year-old shooting victim dies (Photo: Provided to WBFF from the Hayes family)

BALTIMORE (WBFF) -- Taylor Hayes, the seven-year-old shot while sitting in a car two weeks ago, has died, a Baltimore Police Department spokesman confirmed Thursday morning.

Taylor was shot on July 5 at around 2:30 p.m. in the 500 block of Lyndhurst Avenue in the city's Edmondson Village area.

Interim Police Commissioner Gary Tuggle said in a press conference on July 6 that Taylor was in the backseat of a Honda Accord with another child when gunshots were fired. Police believe the car was targeted and the driver, 33-year-old Darnell Holmes, was arrested after drugs and a gun were found in the car after the shooting.

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Tuggle said that Taylor is not related to Holmes. Her family told FOX45 she had gone to an amusement park with Holmes and her child.

Detectives are searching for a white, 4-door Mercedes Benz that was in the area at the time Taylor was shot, Tuggle said.

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Taylor had undergone multiple surgeries at Shock Trauma.

Police are asking anyone with information to call detectives at 410-396-2100.

A GoFundMe page has been set up to help Taylor's family.

This story is developing and will be updated.





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