“If we would like our youngsters to have the ability to develop up, to dwell and to have the ability to thrive, we’ve to finish this infatuation with gang tradition, interval,” Alderman Raymond Lopez mentioned Thursday.
A 14-year-old lady is in important situation after she was shot within the head in Chicago’s Again of the Yards neighborhood Wednesday night.
Police mentioned the lady was approached by three folks within the 1700-block of West forty eighth Road round 6 p.m. when one in every of them fired photographs.
Neighbors mentioned the lady was leaving a close-by comfort retailer when she was struck. A bag of snacks lay on the sidewalk as police marked proof on the scene.
“This younger woman and her boyfriend have been simply strolling down the road, when three gang members approached them and confronted them, and it led to a capturing,” Lopez mentioned.
Detectives are processing surveillance video that exhibits the lady strolling with a canine and a younger man neighbors recognized as her boyfriend. Moments after the 2 stroll out of body, not less than two photographs rang out.
Lopez mentioned the couple had come throughout a gaggle seeking to see if that they had a gang affiliation.
Chicago police wouldn’t verify or deny that element, as an alternative saying “Detectives are nonetheless investigating. We can’t touch upon specifics of open investigations.”
Lopez mentioned he thinks the group accountable is one recognized to police that he has been serving to to trace for 3 years now.
One other surveillance digicam recorded three folks wearing black approaching the intersection the place the lady was shot.
And one other video recording exhibits an SUV ready for the boys in black close to an alley as they dash towards the automotive, get in and drive away.
Neighbors mentioned the 14-year-old and her boyfriend weren’t a part of any gang. And witnesses mentioned the lady would usually purchase snacks at a close-by retailer, similar to she did earlier than the capturing.
Nobody is in custody as space detectives examine.
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