2 girls on life support after weekend shootings in Chicago


Chicago Police said the shooting took place on the 1900 block of W. 57th street at approximately 7:10 p.m. (8:10 p.m. ET). The pre-teens were part of a devastatingly violent weekend, which included five dead and a total of 16 hurt, according to ABC7.

Her grandmother, Patsy Holmes, says "I never thought it would hit".

Takiya was in a van with her mother and other relatives Saturday night, when they stopped at her mother's workplace in the Parkway Gardens neighborhood, and bullets came flying through the window. A well-known anti-violence advocate who lost his own daughter in a 2015 shooting in Indianapolis, Andrew Holmes said he is offering a $1,000 reward to help find Takiya's shooter. Kanari Gentry remains in critical condition at Stroger Hospital after being shot while playing at Henderson Elementary School in the West Englewood neighborhood.

Two girls ages 11 and 12 are among the shooting victims from the weekend.

Thirty minutes later and less than three miles away, an 11-year-old girl was hit in the head by a bullet as she sat in the backseat of a minivan, police said. "The family is close around her bed". "But it's grim and we want prayers to go up for her".

Holmes and Lopez attended a community rally with police officers Monday at the corner where Kanari was shot. "We are hopeful that we will see some brain activity".

Both cases were being investigated in the city, which saw an average of more than two murders and almost 10 shootings every single day past year.

No one was in custody for either shooting Tuesday morning.



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