Chicago violence: 8-year-old girl killed, 3 others injured


According to police, an eight-year-old girl died while traveling in a vehicle on Chicago’s South Side and two others were shot on Monday.

Brian McDermott, Chief of Operations for the Chicago Police Department.

Police said the girl was taken to a local area hospital at gunpoint where she was declared dead around 6:30 pm. A 30-year-old woman and a 31-year-old man were also shot. Fox 32 reported that he was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center in critical condition.

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“I’m standing in front of you, saddened and angry that another child in the city of Chicago has lost his life,” McDermott said during a news conference Monday night. “I would like to offer my sincere condolences to the family of the victim.”

The fourth person in the car – believed to be the girl’s mother – was also injured when the victim’s vehicle hit a car and crashed into a tree, as they were escaping from bullets. They believed the occupants were “targeted.”

Authorities said it was unclear what the relationship was between the vehicle and the girl and her mother’s other occupants.

Police said they are attempting to locate the suspect’s vehicle and may ask anyone with more information to visit cpdtip.com.

After the shooting, the Dodge Charger made a U-turn and fled south at a “high rate of speed.” It was reported at the station that at least one suspect was wearing a black hoodie and black pants.

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The report said the incident came during a violent Labor Day weekend in Chicago that saw at least 44 people shot, six of whom were fatally shot before the fatal shooting on Monday Went.

According to Chicago Tribune figures, about 180 children age 16 or younger have been shot in the city this year and at least 21 of them have died.

“Where do we go from here? We try to stop the shooting,” McDermott told reporters when asked about the violence. “As I said before we are all sad and angry.”

He said that the Chicago Police Department has recovered more than 7,000 guns this year and that officers have been shot “at a record speed”.

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“We are doing our best to protect the citizens of the city every day and McDotrop continues.”