Five year old's murder still haunts neighborhood two years later
WEST ASHLEY, SC (WCSC) - Two years after a five year old girl was shot to death during an attempted home invasion, the memory of the murder still hangs heavy over the neighborhood.
On October 25, 2011, Allison Griffor was hit in the head by gunshot pellets that were fired through the front door of her Pierpont Avenue home during an attempted home invasion.
Allison, who was asleep at the time, died two days later at MUSC.
Authorities do not believe she was a target and that the home invaders mistakenly thought there were drugs in the home.
"It still doesn't seem real in a lot of ways. How could something like that happen in this neighborhood," said the Griffor's former neighbor Nan Bryant.
"I didn't know the little girl, but still these are children getting shot who was doing nothing but sleeping," said Timothy Grainger, a peanut vendor in the neighborhood. "A child ripped out of that family's life, that's one heckuva rip out of your heart."
Two years later, no one has been arrested for Allison's murder.
Sheriff's investigators will only say they are confident they know who committed the crime and they are serving time.
However the neighborhood believes someone knows something.
"It would be great to have that individual give a ring to Mr. Cannon," Grainger said.
"I think it's on the sheriff's plate. I think he knows. I don't think he's gonna let it go," added Bryant.
Anyone with information on the murder is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 554-1111.
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