Grandmother: Wounded girl ‘a miracle’ since deadly shooting

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ST. LOUIS - A grandmother of a 7-year-old girl critically wounded in a St. Louis shooting that killed her parents and another man says her granddaughter has brain damage but is showing signs of improvement in a hospital.

Lawanda Griffin tells the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that Deniya Irving can move some limbs, cry and tries to talk. Griffin calls it ``just a miracle, even though she has a long way to go.''

Deniya was wounded June 2 when a gunman opened fire on the car in which she was riding. Her parents, 27-year-old Derrick Irving and 24-year-old Jessica Garth, were killed, along with 37-seven-year-old Julian Hayes.

Prosecutors have charged 28-year-old Jerome Leon Buress Jr. with three first-degree murder counts and at least 10 other felony counts.

Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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