‘Sweet little thing’: Shooting of 5-Year-Old in West Baltimore Overwhelms Already Grieving Family

A my Hayes had just celebrated her fifth birthday Thursday at her great-grandmother’s West Baltimore house with five candle-lit cupcakes and a new baby doll and stroller she’d received from a cousin.

Four days later, the child was caught in the crossfire of a shooting in the 1000 block of McKean Avenue, within view of the home, after heading to the corner store to buy a juice, her great-grandmother said.