Chicago girl, 14, chased by gang members, shot in head

The girl was walking her dog around 6 p.m., on her way home from a store with her boyfriend when she was confronted by the trio in Chicago’s Southside.

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They asked her what gang she was affiliated with. When she said she wasn’t, they chased her and opened fire, il Chicago Sun-Times segnalato, citing Ald. Raymond Lopez. The girl was struck in the head and taken to the Comer Children’s Hospital.

She remains in critical condition, ha detto il dipartimento di polizia di Chicago. Non sono stati effettuati arresti.

Lopez told the newspaper the suspects are believed to be ages 15 or younger and part of a new gang that has been recruiting from the surrounding neighborhood.

This elevation of gang life has to come to an end. It’s not cute. It only comes to one outcome, what we saw last night,” Egli ha detto.

Several people were shot across the city Wednesday night, two of them fatally, according to police data. Over the Memorial Day weekend, three people were fatally shot in Chicago and 32 altri sono stati feriti.

The city saw a drop in homicides in May compared to the same month last year. The Chicago Police Department reported ending the month with 65 omicidi, rispetto a 84 in the same month in 2020. Overall for the year, there have been more homicides so far in 2021 con 252 as of Tuesday compared to 240 l'anno scorso.

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