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Family Demands 'Justice For Jada' at Miami Rally

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    Residents call for change at Justice for Jada Rally

    Community activists handed out flyers Monday after a rally was held in Miami for slain 8-year-old Jada Page. (Published Monday, Sept. 5, 2016)

    Despite the rain, dozens of people stood together at a rally in Miami demanding justice for Jada Page.

    The 8-year-old was shot in the head on August 28th while standing in the front yard at her father's home near Northwest 101st Street and 25th Avenue.

    The child initially survived, but died days later at the hospital.

    "Definitely, we want answers. We want the killers behind bars and we want it done immediately. We don't want to wait," said Jada's godmother, Valencia Gunder.

    Justice For Jada Rally in Miami

    [MI] Justice For Jada Rally in Miami
    The family of an 8-year old girl killed in a drive-by shooting held a rally demanding justice for their daughter on Monday.
    (Published Monday, Sept. 5, 2016)

    The rally was held at Rockets Grill & Wings Restaurant along Northwest 94th Street and 17th Avenue. 

    Jada's mother, Rosalind Brown, emotionally addressed supporters who turned up to Monday's rally.

    "We all just need some answers. My baby's birthday is tomorrow, but they say it's not Labor Day, it's Jada's day. So, today is Jada's day," Brown told the crowd.

    King Carter's parents also showed support. Earlier this year, their 6-year-old son was shot outside of their apartment complex while walking to the store to buy candy.

    "Me and my wife had to have my son's birthday at a grave yard. We had 5 cakes, balloons and ice cream at a grave yard praying that another family wouldn't have to endure this pain. But, yet we stand here with Jada Page's birthday tomorrow," said Santonio Carter, King Carter's father.

    Jada's family says they are trying to heal, but can't -- knowing the person or people responsible are still on the run.

    The main message today: this community won't stand for this senseless violence any longer.

    "For the dude who pulled that trigger, 9 out of 10, 10 out of 10, I know you and you know me. And, you know how we get out. You know we don't rock like that. So, for the family, bro, turn yourself in," demanded Carter.

    Detectives are looking for two men seen driving the getaway car. Miami-Dade Police have increased the reward in the case to $25,000. Anyone with information is asked to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.