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Little Ja’Nyela Marsh-Highshaw is awake and using hand gestures to communicate two weeks after being shot in the head while she sat in a vehicle at 18th and Villa.

According to a story on FOX 6 Now, Ja’Nyela’s mom, Jannika Marsh, said her daughter was taken off all her breathing apparatus Tuesday, and she is breathing on her own. Ja’Nyela has been in a medically induced coma since she was shot.

“She is doing great. She has all her tubes out, so she is breathing on her own. She is doing ‘I love you’ in sign language,” Jannika is quoted as saying.

Ja’Nyela has a long road ahead of her, but the family’s faith will see them through, Jannika added.

Crime Stoppers of Racine County is offering a $1,000 reward for the tip(s) that lead to the arrest of those responsible for the shooting.

Anyone with information can leave an anonymous tip by calling 1-888-636-9330, via web at:, or by text message: RACS to 274637(crimes).