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Funeral planned for slain Calif. girl shot in home

NORTH HIGHLANDS, Calif. (AP) — Funeral services are being planned for a 10-year-old Northern California girl who was killed when gunmen fired a barrage of bullets into her family's home while she was drawing and watching television.

The Sacramento Bee reports that the Mexican Consulate is helping Elvira Campos' family pay for a private memorial service that will be held on Saturday and to find a new place to live.

Elvira was shot in the heart and head on Saturday night when gunfire pierced the home in North Highland, located outside Sacramento.

The fifth-grader's parents both were wounded in the arm.

The Sacramento County Sheriff's Department has described the family as innocent victims and is searching for suspects.

Olga Cruz, Elvira's Bible study teacher, says the girl talked about devoting her life to end violence just hours before she was killed.


Information from: The Sacramento Bee

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