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Funeral Being Held For 2-Year-Old Nikolette Rivera, Young Girl Who Was Shot And Killed In Kensington

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) -- Nikolette Rivera, the 2-year-old girl who was shot and killed in Kensington, will be laid to rest on Wednesday. Nikolette died just over two weeks ago when a gunman fired an assault rifle into her family's home on Water Street.

Nikolette Rivera
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She was in her mother's arm at the time of the shooting.

Suspects Freddie Perez and Tayvon Thomas have been charged with her murder.

Freddie Perez Tayvon Thomas
(credit: Philadelphia Police Department)

Police say the men intended to kill Rivera's father over drugs.

Funeral services will take place later today.

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