Cleveland -- Balloons soared into the sky Thursday night to remember five year-old Jermani Brooks, who shot and killed inside a car on Cleveland's west side Sunday.

Jermani would have turned six years old Thursday, had her vibrant young life not been cut short by yet another act of senseless violence.

"I love her so much and I miss her so much," cried Sharon Fips, Jermani's grandmother. "I just hate that this happened to her she was a sweet little girl."

From her radiant smile to her generous hugs loved ones say Jermani touched many lives throughout her young life.

"She was the sweetest, fiestiest, cheeriest, most honest, innocent little rascal you'd ever want to meet," said Jermani's other grandmother Ethel Phillips. "She loved singing, riding her bike, smothering her brother, smothering her mother, she was very affectionate."

Jermani and her mother were shot inside their car near 130th and Crossburn Avenue Sunday. According to police the two were not the intended targets.

Investigators have since arrested 32 year old Geoffrey Gurkovich whose bond was set at 5 million dollars Thursday.

Jermani's mother remains in the hospital. Loved ones say she is mending and appreciates the outpouring of condolences and support.

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