Grief counselors on hand for classmates of slain girl

Police say Dejah Joyner was standing in the living room of her house at 204 Dartmouth St. at around 5 p.m. when a single bullet pierced through the front bay window and struck her.

Police say Dejah Joyner was standing in the living room of her house at 204 Dartmouth St. at around 5 p.m. when a single bullet pierced through the front bay window and struck her. (10/19/15)

HEMPSTEAD - Hempstead residents are demanding action following the death of a 12-year-old girl who was struck by a stray bullet.

Police say Dejah Joyner was having dinner in her living room Friday evening when she was hit in the head by a bullet that shattered a window of her Dartmouth Street home.

She died Saturday from her injuries.

Police don't believe that Joyner was targeted, and Newsday is reporting the shooting may be gang-related

A steady stream of friends and family paid their respects at Joyner's home on Dartmouth Street Monday.  

Grief counselors and a special crisis team were available at Alverta Gray Schultz Middle School to help Joyner's schoolmates.

A $75,000 reward is being offered for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the child's killer. Anyone with information is asked to call Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS.

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