Family remembers girl, 12, killed in home invasion - WKRN News 2

Family remembers girl, 12, killed in home invasion

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Family and friends gathered Wednesday to pay their last respects to 12-year-old Mikia Woodland.

Mikia, whose family called "Wee-Wee", was shot and killed during a home invasion last week.

The community has come together to support the family as they continue to struggle with the question of why someone would take such a young, innocent life.

"Everybody is sad, everybody is crying, everybody is still wondering why," Mikia's cousin Erica Woodland told News 2.  "Even the people who did this, I mean how can you even live yourselves knowing that you killed somebody, period, 12-year-old or not.  How can you live with that on your chest?  How can you even live with that at all?"

Metro police said the investigation is ongoing.

Investigators do not believe Mikia was the intended target but said the act was not random.

Police said while tips have been coming in almost daily, they are still in search of the one person that could break the case.

Woodland's family thinks someone knows something and hopes that person will come forward and help give them closure.

"My family is hurting right now," said Erica Woodland.  "All her sisters, brothers, aunties, uncles, grandmothers, everybody, cousins... We are all hurting and we need an answer.  We need to know why."

Metro police said they are searching for four people who may be connected to the crime.

Anyone with information on the murder is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 74-CRIME.

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