CLEVELAND – A spokeswoman for MetroHealth Medical Center says a mother shot in the head last weekend has been released from the hospital.
Noni Brooks suffered serious injuries when a man shot her and her daughter inside an SUV on January 19. Brooks' 5-year-old daughter, Jermani, died of her injuries.
Police have arrested Geoffrey Gurkovich in the shootings. He is being held on a $5 million bond after entering a plea of not guilty to a charge of aggravated murder.
Investigators say the family was not the intended target in the shootings, but were at the "wrong place at the wrong time."
The community held a vigil for Jermani on Thursday night and released hundreds of pink balloons in her memory on what would have been her sixth birthday.
People gather to release balloons in memory of Jermani Brooks on what would have been her 6th birthday. The child died after being shot.