In a heart-wrenching incident that has left a community in shock and mourning, an innocent 8-year-old girl has lost her life in a drive-by shooting in Hamilton County. The Hamilton County Coroner’s Office has identified the victim as Damyih Pickes-Barton. The incident occurred on Monday night when a suspect opened fire into a residence located in the 6000 block of Plainfield Road at approximately 11:40 p.m.
According to authorities, young Damyih Pickes-Barton was struck by a single bullet during the incident. Immediate medical attention was provided, and she was rushed to the hospital, but tragically, she succumbed to her injuries. The loss of such a young life has sent shockwaves throughout the community, leaving family, friends, and neighbors devastated.
As the investigation unfolds, local law enforcement agencies are working tirelessly to bring those responsible to justice. At this stage, however, police have not provided a description of the suspect, leaving the community in a state of uncertainty and fear. It remains unclear whether Damyih Pickes-Barton was deliberately targeted or if she fell victim to a stray bullet.
The senseless act of violence that claimed Damyih’s life has once again highlighted the urgent need for communities and authorities to address the pervasive issue of gun violence