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3 men arrested in fatal shooting of Milwaukee girl, 5

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MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Milwaukee police have arrested three men in the killing of a 5-year-old girl who was shot while sitting on her grandfather's lap.

Police Chief Edward Flynn became emotional as he announced the arrests during a news conference Tuesday.

Flynn says he took a personal interest in the investigation into the slaying of Laylah Petersen last November.

Police say two of the men have been charged with party to first-degree reckless homicide and the other is in custody for aiding a felon. Flynn says the shooters repeatedly fired at the Laylah's grandparents' house, believing they were targeting the home in retaliation for a homicide acquittal. That house was four blocks away.

Laylah's father, R.J. Petersen, thanked police for their work in finding those believed to be responsible for his daughter's death.

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