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Police: Teens arrested after drive-by shooting killing 8-year-old girl in Gaffney

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Kamryn "LaMya" Bradley. (Credit: Family) Kamryn "LaMya" Bradley. (Credit: Family)
Greyson Hughey (Source: Cherokee Co. Detention) Greyson Hughey (Source: Cherokee Co. Detention)
GAFFNEY, SC (FOX Carolina) -

The Gaffney Police Department announced Thursday that 2 teens had been charged in the killing of 8-year-old Kamryn Bradley. 

Kamryn, whose family said went by LaMya, was killed in a drive-by shooting on Aug. 20, 2017. She was sitting on the couch when a bullet was fired into an apartment on West Buford Street, striking her in the head.

She passed away after being transported to the hospital.

On Thursday, Gaffney police announced two suspects had been arrested in connection with the case. One of the suspects is a juvenile.

The 16-year-old who was not identified due to his age is charged with murder and has been transported to the Department of Juvenile Justice in Columbia. U.S. Marshals helped located the suspect in Spartanburg County.

Officers also arrested 18-year-old Greyson Hughey, who is charged with accessory after the fact to a felony.

Bradley's mother, Kara Wilson, spoke at the press conference, thanking law enforcement for their tireless efforts to bring justice for her daughter. She said she hopes the 16-year-old suspect will be tried as an adult.

Hughey went before a judge during a bond hearing Friday morning.

His aunt spoke during the hearing to ask for the victim's family's forgiveness, and promising to stay by her grandson's side.

"He's not a bad kid," she said. "Please don't judge him."

LaMya's sister responded by speaking of her family's loss:

"My family took a bigger loss. I'll never have my little sister at my wedding. I'll never see her go to prom. I pray justice will be served."

The suspect chose to remain silent.

The investigation is ongoing and officers said more arrests could be made.

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