Family and friends gather for vigil in memory of 11-month-old killed in Syracuse

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — Family and friends of the 11-month-old girl who was shot and killed in Syracuse on Sunday gathered along Lincoln Avenue to remember her on Monday night.

Dior Harris was shot while riding in the back of a car in the Strathmore neighborhood along with her two cousins, both of who were also hit. Their moms, in the front, were not hurt.

During the vigil Monday night, family and friends called on anyone with information to come forward.

Chants of “If you know something, say something!” And “Justice for Dior” echoed down Lincoln Avenue.

The neighborhood where the shooting happened is adjacent to the old Shea Middle School and Bellevue Elementary School.

“This is an unimaginable tragedy,” said Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh. “This tragedy is the definition of senseless. How could anyone in their right mind point a gun at a vehicle in broad daylight with children in it?”

A GoFundMe account has been set up in Dior’s name.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Syracuse Police Department at (315) 442-5222. Calls can be kept confidential.

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