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CLEVELAND, Ohio - 6-year-old Lyric-Melodi Lawson went to sleep in her bed Friday night and never woke up.

The first grader was shot in the head when her home was targeted in a drive-by shooting around 1 a.m. Saturday.

Lyric died at the hospital.

She was a student at Hannah Gibbons-STEM School.

In a letter released to staff, Principal Greg Adkins said a Rapid Response team will be at the school Monday to provide "needed supports for our scholars and staff sure to be affected by this tragic news."

Counselors from Hospice of the Western Reserve will also be at the school.

Cleveland City leaders held a press conference at City Hall Monday afternoon.

They urged people to come forward with tips and said they did not have any updates on the case.

Lyric's mother is expected at a candle light vigil at 5:30 p.m. at 1388 East 171st.,  where Lyric was shot while she was sleeping.

The homicide unit is investigating her death.

Cleveland police say a vehicle was seen driving away after the shooting but there is no other description other than it was a dark-colored vehicle.

Investigators ask anyone with information regarding this crime to call (216)621-1234.

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