Ohio victims in Cracker Barrel shooting remembered

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MEDINA, Ohio (AP) -- A relative of a 10-year-old girl who survived a shooting by her father that killed her sister and mother says the girl is showing signs of improvement but remains in critical condition in a Cleveland hospital.

The girl's aunt, Michelle Jindra, tells WEWS-TV (http://bit.ly/JbIRsJ ) that Kayla Allen is responding to simple commands.

Police say Kevin Allen shot and killed Katherina Allen and their 10-year-old daughter, Kerri Allen, and wounded Kayla Allen in a crowded Cracker Barrel restaurant in suburban Brooklyn last week. He was then shot and killed by police.

Media outlets report that roughly 300 people attended a memorial service Thursday for the victims at a church in Medina.

One teacher at the service says Kerri Allen gave up recesses to help other kids in special needs classes.

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Information from: WEWS-TV, http://www.newsnet5.com