8-year-old’s jaw reconstructed after hit by stray bullet

WEST PALM BEACH — The call from the police officer gave Synthia Williams the shock of her lifetime. Her 8-year-old daughter had been shot in the face.

Lilah Williams-Sjosten and her sister were celebrating their friend’s birthday with a weekend trip to SeaWorld on March 10. Before driving to Orlando, their friend’s mother parked her car in front of her Fort Pierce home shortly after 6 p.m. The three girls stayed in the backseat while the mother loaded luggage into the vehicle.

Then two people drove down the mother’s street in a white car and opened fire. Two bullets flew through the front windshield. One of them hit Lilah, a police officer told Williams.

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