Chicago girl, 11, dies after shot in head over the weekend

  • Chicago girl, 11, dies after shot in head over the weekend

Chicago girl, 11, dies after shot in head over the weekend

"Over a piece of a street that doesn't belong to you?" her uncle Djuan Bowers said. The shooting occurred at around 7:40 p.m.in the Parkway Gardens neighborhood. The pre-teens were part of a devastatingly violent weekend, which included five dead and a total of 16 hurt, according to ABC7.

Reporters said Holmes told her cousin weeks before the incident that she feared getting shot.

She was taken to Comer Children's Hospital, where she remains on life support.

Authorities do not believe the girls were the intended targets in the shootings.

The 12-year-old girl sustained a gunshot wound to her head and was transported to Stroger Hospital, police said.

On Saturday night, Takiya Holmes was sitting in a minivan with her family near 65th and King Drive, when someone started shooting. She hadn't. A few minutes later the family received another call informing them the girl had been shot.

"It's grim and we want prayers to go up for her", Patsy said. She was shot in the neck and that bullet severing her spinal cord.

"The bullet passed through her brain stem", said 15th Ward Ald.

Holmes and Lopez say they'll be out at a community rally with police officers tonight at the corner where Kanari was shot. Many gathered Monday night at the scene of the tragic shootings.

A man in his 20s also died in the shooting, and a woman was in critical condition after being shot in the stomach, according to the Chicago Tribune.

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

No one is now in custody for either shooting, the Tribune reports.