3-Year-Old Shooting Victim Laid to Rest

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STOCKTON -- In white and gold, a small casket made its way to a hearse outside Saint Mary’s Catholic Church in Stockton on Monday morning, followed by devastated, heartbroken loved ones.

"I wouldn't want another mom to go through what I'm going through... it just really hurts,” said Kimberly Botello, Melanie Martinez’s mother.

Martinez, just 3 years old, was laid to rest. The little girl was gunned down in South Stockton on Sept. 25.

The Stockton Police Department said there are no leads, no suspects, no information that could bring some peace to this broken family.

Melanie’s grandmother spoke to FOX40 in Spanish, she wants justice for her grand baby.

"Turn yourself in because what you did wasn't right. Our little girl was innocent. Turn yourself in and if anyone out there knows anything, please come forward,” Carina Rincon said.

Hours after the funeral, Stockton Mayor Anthony Silva hosted a Celebration of Life for Martinez’s family.

"We remember her by not letting this be another unsolved homicide here in Stockton, and I'm not going to let people forget about it,” Silva said.

The Kids Club was decked out in purple and pink, colors little Melanie always wore. Reminders for her family that their angel will always be with them.

“(We will remember her) as a happy, silly girl... she was always making faces,” Botello explained.

If you have any information about this tragedy, please contact Crime Stoppers or the Stockton Police Department.