MILWAUKEE, D.C., Nov. 10 (UPI) -- The heart that belonged to Laylah Petersen, the 5-year-old Wisconsin girl shot in the head in her living room last week, will go on beating for another child.
Laylah was killed Thursday as she sat in her grandfather's lap when an unknown gunman sprayed their Milwaukee home with about a dozen bullets.
Police said Saturday the family had donated Laylah's heart to another child.
"She's going to be in our hearts, like her little baby heart is going to be in somebody else's," Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn said. "She will always be remembered -- not just by her family, but by that family that she has given her little heart to."
Police say they have little information that could explain why someone shot at Laylah's house.
"Quite frankly, at this point we're befuddled as to motive for this crime," said Capt. Aaron Raap, commander of the Metropolitan Investigations Division. "Normally when we respond to shootings of individuals in most circumstances that victim is the intended target of that shooting."
"In this case, at this point, we believe that this bullet read 'to whom it may concern.' And that concerns all of us and it should concern everybody in our community."
Still, investigators believe the shooting was targeted because all 12 bullets they believe were fired hit just one house. Police say it's possible the shooters had the wrong house.
The Milwaukee branch of the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said there was a $5,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction.