Danica May Garcia

Maximo Garcia's 5-year-old granddaughter, Danica May, was shot in the head and later died in hospital, after a man approached their house and opened fire on them as they were having lunch. Maximo had surrendered to the police three days previous, when he was told that he was on a drug watch list. Danica ...

Maximo Garcia’s 5-year-old granddaughter, Danica May, was shot in the head and later died in hospital, after a man approached their house and opened fire on them as they were having lunch.

Maximo had surrendered to the police three days previous, when he was told that he was on a drug watch list.

Danica had always been excited about attending kindergarten at East Central Elementary School here, said Gemma, Maximo’s wife. The child would take a bath early, eat her lunch and head for school.

“This is so painful to us,” she said. “I would miss the nights when Danica would massage us until we fell asleep. I would miss her laughter when she teased her mother.”

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