ANDERSON, SC (FOX Carolina) - Purple was Ja'Naiya Scott's favorite color. 

The 11-year-old little girl, who was tragically killed in a shooting that wounded two others, was buried in a purple casket, surrounded by a sea of loved ones donning her favorite color. 

Anderson Police Chief Jim Stewart asked anyone in the community who may information about the West End Avenue shooting to come forward.

The shooting happened early Saturday morning. Stewart said 35 shots were fired at the home.

Bullet damage to Ja'Naiya's home

Shattered glass panes from gunshots into Ja'Naiya's home.

"This was a very tragic, senseless incident," Stewart said during a news conference. The police chief said investigators don't yet know if the shooting was a drive-by or if the house was specifically targeted.

When police arrived shortly after 1:30 a.m. they two found two 11-year-old girls and an 18-year-old girl inside the house. All had been shot.

All three were transported to AnMed Health Medical Center - Emergency Department. 

Coroner Greg Shore said one of the 11-year-old victims didn't make it. She was pronounced dead upon arrival to the hospital. 

Later Saturday, friends and family identified the young girl as Ja'Naiya Scott.

Ja'Naiya Scott

11-year-old Ja'Naiya Scott passed away in the early hours of June 23 after an unknown gunman opened fire at a residence on West End Avenue in Anderson. She was among three young people shot. The other two victims are 11 and 18. 

The young girl's death has been ruled a homicide. An autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday, June 25. 

Stewart said Monday the second 11-year-old victim remained in critical condition at the hospital.

The 18-year-old was in stable condition at the hospital.

Stewart said investigators are following all leads but have not yet identified any suspects.

He asks anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.

A prayer vigil for Ja-Naiya was eld Wednesday, June 26 at 7 p.m. at Linley Park, located at 1815 Park Drive in Anderson. A flyer on social media calls for "Justice for Ja'Naiya," saying she is an "angel of the city." The flyer says people are asked to wear purple, bring candles, and bring purple balloons to the vigil.

Vigil for Ja'Naiya

Vigil for Ja'Naiya flyer (Source: Traci Fant)

On Tuesday, July 2, Ja'Naiya's loved ones said their last goodbye to the young girl at a wonderful service. 


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