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Attorney increases reward for information in Milwaukee girl’s death (UPDATE)

Milwaukee attorney Michael Hupy, of Hupy and Abraham, speaks at a news conference. (Photo courtesy of Hupy and Abraham)

Milwaukee attorney Michael Hupy, of Hupy and Abraham, speaks at a news conference Wednesday to announce an increase in the reward money offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the death of Laylah Petersen. (Photo courtesy of Hupy and Abraham)

Laylah Petersen. Petersen was 5-years-old when she was fatally shot in November 2014 in Milwaukee while sitting on her grandfather's lap. The family announced Wednesday, May 6, 2015, a significant increase to the reward in her case. (Margarita Fogl via AP)

Laylah Petersen was 5 years old when she was fatally shot in November 2014 in Milwaukee while sitting on her grandfather’s lap. (Margarita Fogl via AP)

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The reward has been significantly increased in the case a 5-year-old Milwaukee girl fatally shot last fall while sitting on her grandfather’s lap.

Laylah Petersen was killed six months ago when gunfire tore through her grandparents’ home. Police say two people approached the house and fired numerous times.

The family announced Wednesday that Milwaukee attorney Michael Hupy added $25,000 to the existing $10,000 reward for the first person who provides information that leads to the arrest and conviction of those responsible.

Milwaukee police Lt. Mark Stanmeyer says they have made no arrests yet but are hopeful the new reward will generate valuable tips.

Last November, Chief Edward Flynn said he would keep Petersen’s photo in his chest pocket, next to the photos of his own grandchildren, until suspects are arrested.

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