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Zaniyah Burns

Age 7

Flint, Michigan

Grandma’s “Banana Pudding” won’t grow up

She was a second-grader at New Standard Academy, and she loved it so much she wanted to be a teacher. She was fun and happy-go-lucky. Her neighbors often saw her playing with her friends in the street.

Her grandma called her “Banana Pudding.” Other family members called her “Toot Toot.”

As she was getting ready to take a bath, two gunshots flew through the window. Zaniyah Burns, 7, was shot in the head in her home in Flint, Michigan, on Oct. 9, 2018. Police said they believed the intended victim was her 16-year-old uncle.

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