CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) -
Cleveland Police say 12-year-old Davia Garth and her mother, Sonya Garth-Gray, were shot on Clement Avenue Thursday evening. Both were taken to MetroHealth Medical Center where Davia died from her injuries. The shooting happened around 7:00 p.m. in the 6900 block of Clement Avenue.
According to investigators, Garth-Gray was arguing with her husband, Rufus Gray, when he pulled out a gun and
started shooting, hitting her and Davia.
Gray, 59, was arrested at the scene, but has yet to be charged. He recently got off probation in another domestic case this week. He has other felony domestic cases and a
manslaughter conviction that began as a murder case. Garth-Gray had recently filed for divorce from Gray, for the fifth time-she dropped the first four cases
Garth-Gary was initially listed in critical condition following the incident but has since been released. According to sources the mother was shot three times and Davia was shot trying to get out of the way.
The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner is still working on the final cause of death.
Our Scott Taylor noticed Davia's 7th grade class at Hope Academy North Coast School was holding a memorial march for Davia. Garth-Gray talked with her daughter's school that morning.
"Her message is she didn't want Davia forgotten. We are committed to making sure that doesn't happen so we are going to recognize Davia today and the weeks to come," said Principal Willie Banks.
"Our class was saying she always had a smile on her face. Always made us laugh. Always had goofy faces she would give everybody. That's what we are thinking about today," said Davia's teacher, Laura Moherek.
Peace in the Hood will hold a vigil for Davia and her mother on Sunday, Nov. 2, at 5:30 p.m. at the home on 6909 Clement Ave.
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