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Updated: August 25, 2014 5:39PM

As Chicago police questioned a person of interest in the shooting death of 11-year-old Shamiya Adams, her family sought to raise money to bury her.

Police believe the West Side shooting happened after a fight, and one of the men involved came back and started shooting from the street, a law enforcement source said.

No one has been charged in the killing, but police were questioning a person of interest, a source said Wednesday.

Meanwhile, Shamiya’s family worked to arrange her funeral.

The family is seeking donations to help with the cost of the services, said Nannette Dailey, the girl’s grandmother.

“We’re trying to do whatever we can to make sure my granddaughter can be put away decent,” the grieving woman said.

The family is collecting donations at

Dailey said the family is “hanging in there.”

Service information has not yet been finalized, she said.

On Tuesday night, Mayor Rahm Emanuel visited with Shaneetha Goodloe, the mother of murdered 11-year-old for a second time.

The mayor “wanted to go check in on her and to again let her know the entire city is thinking of them,” said Kelley Quinn, Emanuel’s spokeswoman.

Emanuel also visited her family on Saturday.

Shamiya and her friends were at a sleepover in a West Garfield Park home about to make s’mores in the microwave when the fatal shot rang out Friday night.

The errant shot from the street entered the home and struck Shamiya in the head. She died the next morning.

Contributing:Alex Wroblewski
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