CLEVELAND -- (WJW) -- Tears stream down the face of a grieving mother as she knelt on the ground and said prayers of thanks after learning arrests have been made in the murder of her 9-year-old daughter.
“God wasn’t going to let this go,” said Marshanette Daniels, the mother of 9-year-old Saniyah Nicholson. “I am glad arrests have been made. “
Saniyah was shot and killed Wednesday night as she and her older sister sat in a parked car on Lee Road on Cleveland’s east side. Her mother ran into a gym to pick up her brother from boxing.
Police said two groups were shooting at each other from across the roadway and a stray bullet struck the girl.
“I could have lost two of my babies and for what,” Daniels told FOX 8.
Police started making arrests and there could be more people in custody soon. So far, a 19-year-old was charged with murder.
Daniels said she is overwhelmed by the generosity and kindness of the community.
Carmine and Danielle Agnello reached out to the family and offered to pay for the funeral.