AUG. 24 UPDATE: The reward for information leading to an arrest has been raised to $9,500 through a partnership with the Florida Association of Crime Stoppers and the Florida Office of Attorney General.

A 4-year-old girl was shot and killed in Tampa on Sunday, and police are searching for the person who pulled the trigger. 

What You Need To Know

  • Police say 4-year-old Sunni Bell was shot and killed on Sunday while riding in a car

  • On Monday, the girl's family came together to honor her life and demand justice

  • Crimestoppers is offering a $5,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest

The Tampa Police Department says Sunni Bell was riding in a car on Hillsborough Avenue near 43rd Street.

According to a news release, she was rushed to a hospital but couldn't be saved. 

"My baby’s full of life. She was full of life," Bell's grandmother, Drial, told Spectrum Bay News 9 on Monday. "It's a baby! A four-year-old baby."

On Monday, family members released ballons as members of the community came out to offer their prayers and condolences.

Investigators do not believe the shooting was random, and a $5,000 reward is being offered for information that leads to the arrest of a suspect.

"We’re not here for charity or anything, none of that," Drial Bell said. "I just want justice — peace and for my family to have a peace of mind because it’s not fair. It’s not fair at all."

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