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Parents of Chrisyah Stephens speak out in exclusive interview

The 7-year-old was shot and killed over the weekend in South Bend.
Published: Sep. 3, 2020 at 6:24 PM EDT
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SOUTH BEND, Ind. (WNDU) - In a 16 News Now exclusive, for the very first time, we’re hearing from the parents of Chrisyah Stephens. The 7-year-old was shot and killed over the weekend in South Bend.

In an emotional interview, Christopher Stephens and Shanette Smiley both speak on the life of their daughter and the painful moments from Saturday night.

Both parents sat down with Joshua Short.

This shooting has rattled this community’s core. Stephens was killed while at a birthday party in broad daylight on Saturday. Her parents reluctantly recalling the moments they found out, someone shot their baby.

There’s a GoFundMe set up for burial costs. You can donate here.

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