Relative dies of heart attack after Tayloni Mazyck, 11, is shot by stray bullet

The great-grandmother of 11-year-old Tayloni Mayzak died of a heart attack less than a day after the child was shot in the neck, according to

Mayor Michael Bloomberg said today that he spoke the girl's family and said that something needs to be done about gun violence.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg said today that he spoke the girl's family and said that something needs to be done about gun violence. (6/3/13)

BEDFORD-STUYVESANT - The great-grandmother of 11-year-old Tayloni Mayzak died of a heart attack less than a day after the child was shot in the neck, according to a family spokesperson from the Brooklyn Anti-Violence Coalition.

Police say 17-year-old Kane Cooper was trying to shoot two men in front of the Bed-Stuy home on Friday night. Instead, he allegedly shot Mazyck as she walked outside, paralyzing her from the neck down.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg said today that he spoke the girl's family and said that something needs to be done about gun violence.

"You have a right to live in Bed-Stuy and not have bullets whiz past your head," said the mayor. "That is a civil right. The right to walk safely on any street in our city, that's a civil right. And I believe we've got to do everything we can to protect those rights."

Cooper has been arraigned on numerous charges including attempted murder, reckless endangerment and criminal use of a firearm.

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