Fundraiser Helps Dumfries Family Rocked by Quintuple Shooting

One child has died, while four teens are in critical condition

A fundraiser has been organized to help the Carroll-Gatling family, which experience a tragedy on Jan. 4.  Five children of the Dumfries family were shot in their own home that day. The youngest, a 3-year-old girl named Journee, died. Her three older sisters and another relative, all teenagers, continue to fight for their lives in the ICU. 
Alix Grimm, who organized the GoFundMe Love for the Carroll Gatling Family explained that the children had already lost their mother last year. 
"On September 12, 2022, the Carroll-Gatling family was forever changed. Portia Carroll passed and left her 8 children behind. Their lives were uprooted and changed drastically overnight.
Little did we know that only three months later another tragedy would occur and this time directly involve her beautiful children.
On January 4, 2023, Portia’s beautiful three-year-old baby girl was murdered, her three older daughters were shot (multiple times) and her brother was also shot."
According to the fundraiser, the four children are currently in the Trauma ICU fighting for their lives. The family needs money to afford the gas to travel to and from the hospital, food, to also to give the little girl, Journee, a memorial service. 
The goal is to raise $10,000 to help the family.  People can click here to make a donation. 
"We will post updates as they come. Please keep this precious family in your prayers," Grimm wrote. 
Please make a donation if you can, and share this article or the GoFundMe page to help the family! 
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