She was rushed to Mary Black Health Systems in Gaffney, where she died at 2:35 a.m.
The girl was not the target of the barrage of bullets that were shot into the apartment from the parking lot, according to the coroner.
“This is another tragic, senseless loss of life at the hands of gang-related activity, this time an 8-year-old child. It has to stop,” Fowler said.
"She was sweet and well-mannered. She would say, 'Yes ma'am, no ma'am,'" friend Zonnie Hamrick said.
Zorey and Zonnie Hamrick said Lamya was there for them last week when their grandfather died.
School counselors will be on campus at Boiling Springs Elementary on Wednesday during school orientation and on the first day of school.
"Our hearts are broke because it is very tragic occurrence that took the lives of one of our beloved children," said Gregory Shull with Cleveland County Schools.
An autopsy will be performed to assist with the investigation led by Gaffney police.