Father raising money for little girl’s funeral after she was killed at family gathering

ATLANTA — The father of 7-year-old Ava Phillips is raising money to pay for his daughter’s funeral.

Jonathan Phillips created a GoFundMe on Monday morning, a day after he got the news about his daughters murder.

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Ava Phillips was at a family gathering at Camden Vantage apartments on Saturday night when an argument broke out. As a result of the argument, shots were fired, hitting the child.

Police said she was dead inside of the apartment when they arrived.

Phillip’s father spoke with Channel 2 Action News on Sunday. He said he was extremely close to Ava.

“She was amazing man. She liked to smile. She liked to play. She liked to travel with me,” he said. “I took her with me everywhere. She like to call the shots, boss around her brothers you know. She was the baby,” said Phillips.


In the GoFundMe description, Phillips said his daughter was taken “tragically by a senseless act of gun violence.”

There will also be a candle light vigil held on Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Camden Vantage Apartments where Phillips was killed.

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