REWARD OFFERED: Crime Stoppers puts forth $1,000 reward in shooting of four-year-old Racine girl

RACINE (WITI) -- Racine Crime Stoppers is offering a reward in the case of a four-year-old girl shot in the head while sitting in a car last Wednesday, November 5th.

Crime Stoppers is offering the $1,000 reward for tips that lead to the arrest of the suspect(s) responsible in this case.

Four-year-old Ja'Nyela Marsh-Highshaw was shot in the head as she sat in a vehicle near 18th and Villa in Racine.

Earlier this week, the little girl's mother told FOX6 News she is improving. She was taken to Children’s Hospital via Flight for Life after the shooting, and her mother says doctors have told her the little girl is “winning the fight.”

“Everybody has that faith that she`s going to get up. And she is. I just want her to get up and get back to herself, her life — being the little busy body that I miss. My daughter is a little bundle of life. She is so active. She is into music, into church, praise dancing. She is into school. She likes school. She`s like a grown little lady. Things happen that you can`t change, and you can`t tear yourself down about it. You just have to pray about it and be strong for the child because if you break down, she can hear,” Janikka Marsh said.

Janikka Marsh says her faith assures her on a daily basis, but she says she’s encouraged by what she is seeing as her little girl begins to improve.

“Everybody has that faith that she`s going to get up. And she is. When we talk to her, we do get a change in vitals. I had a meeting with the neurosurgeon and they said as far as they can see, she`s winning the fight,” Janikka Marsh said.

Janikka Marsh is calling her daughter’s progress a miracle. This, as police continue to search for the person who shot her.

“There`s a big worry because we don`t know who did or if there was a motive behind it,” Janikka Marsh said.

Janikka Marsh says despite the worry over who may have done this, right now, her focus is on her little girl’s recovery.

“We`re just taking it one day, one hour, one minute at a time,” Janikka Marsh said.

Anyone with information in this case is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 262-636-9330. All tips will remain anonymous.

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