ATF offers reward in investigation of shooting that killed 5-year-old Summerville girl

ATF offers reward in investigation of shooting that killed 5-year-old Summerville girl
Italia Lomelli-Graham was fatally shot on Aug. 6. (Source: Crime Stoppers of the Lowcountry)

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives announced a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest, and conviction of the gunman responsible for killing a 5-year-old in Summerville last month.

Italia Lomelli-Graham, 5, was fatally shot on Aug. 6 at an apartment building in the 100 block of Langley Drive.

An incident report states a police officer was in the area of the Evergreen subdivision when he hears seven to eight gunshots in the neighborhood at approximately 9:54 p.m. on Aug. 6.

Dispatchers received a 911 call in which the caller reported a child had been shot in the head.

That call led police to an apartment in the 100 block of Langley Drive where they found the child lying in the hallway. EMS transported her to an area hospital, but Dorchester County Coroner Paul Brothers said she died at 10:39 p.m. that night.

The ATF is assisting in this investigation along with the Summerville Police Department.

Anyone with information about this crime should contact ATF at 1-888-ATF-TIPS, by email at ATFTips@atf.gov, or through the ReportIt app.

Those with information can also contact the Summerville Police Department at 843-285-7305 or 843-285-7042, or Crime Stoppers of the Lowcountry at 843-554-1111.

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