SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – A 10-year-old child who was shot on Berkshire Avenue earlier this week has tragically passed away Thursday morning, according to Hampden District Attorney’s Office Spokesperson Jim Leydon.

Monday afternoon, a neighbor, identified as 34-year-old Victor Nieves, shot himself, a woman, and two children in their apartment on Berkshire Avenue. Upon arrival, officers entered the first-floor apartment and found an adult woman, 52-year-old Kim Fairbanks of Springfield, and an adult man on the floor who both died due to gunshot wounds. A dog was also found dead.

Fairbanks was the grandmother of three siblings that were found in a bedroom, ages 12, 10, and 5, and taken to Baystate Medical Center. The 10-year-old girl was shot and flown to Boston Children’s Hospital, where she passed Thursday morning. The 12-year-old girl who was shot is in stable condition at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield. The 5-year-old boy was unharmed.

Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno issuing a statement that reads:

“As a father of two daughters, there are no words to express my feelings about this tragic loss of life. A brave and bright angel, 10-year-old Aubrianna Lynn, has been taken away all to soon from her family. Let her legacy be a clarion call to all of us to redouble our efforts in her memory….. to do everything we can to end these senseless acts of violence. May God rest her soul.”

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