Chicago Gun Violence Continues: Two Young Girls Shot Just Four Miles Apart

Feb 15, 2017, 00:16

"Over a piece of a street that doesn't belong to you?" her uncle Djuan Bowers said. She is now in critical condition and on life support at Comer Children's Hospital in ChicagoConcerned Chicagoans can support Takiya's family in their time of need by making a donation.

"Kanari is still fighting for her life", said Tyler, who'd also heard the news about Takiya's passing.

Both girls were unintended targets and were hit by stray rounds, the police said, adding that the shootings took place in areas with high gang conflicts.

A 12-year-old girl was shot in the head while playing with friends in an unrelated shooting the same night.

Then at about 7:40 p.m., the 11-year-old was shot in the head while sitting in the back of a auto, the police said. Her family told reporters that on at least three occasions, paramedics and hospital staff could not detect her heartbeat.

Takiya Holmes, 11, was shot in the head Saturday night.

But she says she has a message for the person who fired the bullet. She was shot in the neck and the bullet severed her spinal cord. She remains on life support at Stroger Hospital. "We are hopeful that we will see some brain activity".

The number of homicides in the city this year is lower than the same time last year, though the number of people shot is higher, The Chicago Tribune reports.

Violence in Chicago soared in 2016, with a record number of shootings and the most homicides since 1996, police say.

"We are not doing too good", Takiya's cousin, anti-violence activist Andrew Holmes, said Tuesday.

No one was in custody for either shooting Tuesday morning.

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