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Funeral for Detroit-area toddler killed on porch

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INKSTER, Mich. (AP) - Mourners have sung "Happy Birthday" at the funeral of a Detroit-area toddler who was killed on her porch and would have turned 3 on the day of her burial.

KaMiya Gross was shot in the head in Inkster on July 1. State police say she was intentionally killed in front of her father, who was shot and wounded. Two people have been charged with first-degree murder.

KaMiya's funeral is being held Saturday at a church in Inkster before burial at a cemetery in Wayne.

Inkster police officers are among the mourners. Mayor Hillard Hampton told the congregants that the community "shall come together" to deal with violence in Inkster.

Police Chief Hilton Napoleon resigned, partly because of KaMiya's death. He says the department needs more money.

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