Chicago police arrest two, including teen, in shooting death of 8-year-old girl

Xavier Guzman, 27, and an unidentified minor were arrested by the Chicago Police for their involvement in a drive-by shooting in Little Village Saturday that resulted in the death of 8-year-old Melissa Ortega, Volpe 32 of Chicago reported.

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The teenager pulled the trigger atpurported gang members,” when he shot a 29-year-old man and fatally shot Ortega, who was walking down the street with her mother, il Chicago Police disse, secondo il rapporto.

Our city has been shaken, and no one can make sense of this tragedy,” Chicago Police Superintendent David O. Brown said during a press conference Wednesday, Volpe 32 segnalato. “Questa mattina, I spoke with Melissa’s mother, in her home, not only to check in on her during this especially tough time, but to also let her know we found the offenders responsible for taking Melissa’s life.

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The 16-year-old was charged with one count of murder, one count of attempted omicidio, two counts of aggravated discharge of a firearm in an occupied vehicle, and one count of unlawful use of a weapon, ha detto la polizia, secondo il rapporto, while Guzman, the driver of the car, was charged with murder, attempted murder and unlawful use of a weapon.

The unidentified victim, who was shot in the back twice in the exchange, survived, la polizia ha detto. L'uomo, who was the intended target of the gang-related shooting, is a known gang member who has been arrested 13 times and convicted of two felonies, Volpe 32 segnalato. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital for his injuries, hanno detto i funzionari.

Chicago police Superintendent David Brown

Chicago police Superintendent David Brown (Getty Images)

Araceli Leanos, Ortega’s mother, who moved to the NOI. with her daughter just six months ago, shared a statement at the press conference calling the death of her daughtera nightmare.

We imagined a better life here. We came in search of the American dream we so famously hear of, ma invece, I get to live a nightmare for the rest of my life,” Leanos said, Volpe 32 segnalato.

Leanos said she forgives the juvenile shooter.

To the aggressor, I forgive you. You were a victim too. As a 16-year-old, the community failed you, just like it failed my precious baby,” lei disse, secondo il rapporto.

Mayor Lori Lightfoot also spoke at the press conference, where she highlighted the continued gang violence plaguing the Little Village area.

FILE - Il sindaco di Chicago Lori Lightfoot

FILE – Il sindaco di Chicago Lori Lightfoot (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune via AP)

I’ve spoken to too many mothers in that community who have told me they’re afraid, afraid to step outside of their homes, afraid for their lives, afraid the gangs have taken over,” Disse Lightfoot, riporta l'Associated Press.

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