10-year-old fighting for her life after being shot at playground

CREATED May 22, 2014 - UPDATED: May 23, 2014

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UPDATE: A prayer vigil will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at the Clarke Street School where Sierra was shot.

Organizers said  this is their way to take a stance against violence in the community.


MILWAUKEE- A 10-year-old spoke chilling words to her sister and cousin moments after she was hit by a stray bullet.

"She kept shouting 'please don't let me die, please don't let me die.'"

Sierra Guyton one of many kids playing in her school playground at Clarke Elementary Thursday evening.

"We were just having fun dancing and singing until they came and messed the whole thing up," said Tanyia Martin.

Tanyia said someone pulled up in a car. Words were exchanged with someone sitting in the park and the next thing she knew was running for cover.

Community activist Tory Lowe is related to Sierra. He and others in the neighborhood believe it's going to take more than just police patrolling the streets to stop the violence.

"People ask 'What can we do to stop the violence?'" said Lowe, "and I always tell them clean your environment. Evil can't linger in a clean environment. Most safe communities are clean so a cleaner community is actually a safer and better community, not to say it won't have any crime but it will be a reduction in crime."

Thursday night, Sierra remains at Children's Hospital fighting for her life. Her aunt, Linda Hayes is praying she makes it through.

"She is breathing on her own but she still has a breathing machine on her."

The 10-year old has a community praying she will once again play on the playground where tragedy struck.