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Asheley Jewell remained in critical condition Friday, but her family says the 15-year-old is showing some progress, according to the

As we previously reported, the Stephenson High sophomore was shot in the head last Saturday night in an apparent road rage incident on Old National Highway. None of the other passengers or the driver were injured.

Jewell is the daughter of Kandi Burruss’ late fiance, A.J. Jewell, who died in 2009 after a fight outside the Body Tap strip club.

“She is still technically listed as critical, but she does seem to recognize her mom’s voice, and she makes attempts to follow simple commands they give her, like to squeeze their hands,” her cousin, Ebony Phillips, told the AJC. “She can’t really do it physically but there’s a cognitive foundation they might be able to build on.”

Friends and relatives will hold a candlelight vigil for Jewell on Saturday near the site of the shooting. The vigil starts at 7 p.m. at O’Reilly Auto Parts, 5549 Old National Highway in College Park.

Anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 404-577-8477.

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