Gunmen fire into car, killing 4-year-old Taliyah Frazier

Taliyah Frazier was killed when gunmen fired on the car she was driving. (Nashville Metropolitan Police Department crime scene photo; inset photo of Taliyah from her obituary)

A 4-year-old girl in the back of a car was shot and killed and her 2-year-old brother was grazed in the head when two men got out of their car and fired more than 20 bullets into the car at the children were at an intersection in Nashville, Tennessee, in what detectives say was a “non-random and targeted” shooting.

Taliyah Frazier was in a Chevrolet Malibu on Tuesday night when the car came under fire while stopped at a red light, police said. She was hit on the head. Her 2-year-old brother suffered a non-critical abrasion to the head. His twin brother was not injured, officials said.

The unidentified 22-year-old driver, the father of the twins, suffered injuries to his arm and managed to drive to a nearby car park, where police and paramedics were summoned. Taliyah died the following day.

Terry Dickson, Taliyah’s great-grandfather, told WKRN Nashville he was devastated.

“Taliyah was like our daughter. Taliyah lived with us. She was here weekdays and weeknights,” Dickson said, the station reported. “He was a happy baby, who loved everyone.”

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