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7-year-old struck by stray bullet in Buckhead dies

Kennedy Maxie died Saturday after being shot when riding in her family car through Buckhead.

ATLANTA — Five days after being shot while riding in the car with her family near Phipps Plaza, 7-year-old Kennedy Maxie has died. 

The Fulton County Medical Examiner confirmed to 11Alive the little girl died Saturday. 

No other details were available about her death. 

The community rallied behind Kennedy all week sharing prayers and raising money for her care. The GoFundMe raised over $45,000.

According to Atlanta Police, there are no arrests in the case. The department has offered a $15,000 reward for any information that helps them track down the person who shot Kennedy. 

Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms has since released a statement on the shooting, calling it a "senseless murder."

"While the Atlanta Police Department has significant leads in the apprehension of those responsible, it does not erase the pain felt when a beautiful, vibrant, and loving child is tragically taken from her family," she said. "We urge the public to continue to provide information that will lead to the arrests of the careless and heartless people responsible for Kennedy’s death."

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Credit: Atlanta Police Department

Police have said they don’t think the family’s car was the target. She was riding in her aunt's Nissan past Phipps Plaza when she was shot in the back of the head. 

"Once again we're addressing a situation of a senseless shooting that we believe arose from individuals unable to resolve a situation civilly," interim Police Chief Rodney Bryant said Tuesday.

If you know anything about the shooting, call Crime Stoppers at 404-577-8477.