7-year-old girl in critical condition after she was shot while trick-or-treating with her family in Chicago
The little girl was hit by two bullets while she was getting candy with her family. She was taken to Stroger Hospital of Cook County.
A 7-year-old girl was critically injured while trick-or-treating in Chicago on October 31 night. CBS reported that the girl dressed in a Bumblebee costume and was shot in Chicago's West Side. Since then a video has also become viral that showed trick or treaters running scared after the shots were fired. The little girl was hit by two bullets while she was getting candy with her family. She was taken to Stroger Hospital of Cook County.
According to police News Affairs Seargent Rocco Alioto, the shooting began after a group of men started chasing a 31-year-old man and shooting. The said man was shot in the hand but has since been taken to the Mount Sinai Hospital and is in stable condition. The child was shot in the lower neck area, according to a statement by Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford. She remains critical. The police said that the girl and the 31-year-old man are not related. Seven shots were fired, CBS Chicago reported. The shooting took place at around 5:30 p.m the police said, while the child and others were walking on the sidewalk in the 3700 block of West 26th Street, Chicago Tribune reported.
"This is unacceptable,” Alioto said. “It’s a 7-year-old girl that’s trick-or-treating with her family out here, and happens to get shot because a group of guys want to shoot male while there’s a street full of kids trick-or-treating.” The shots were captured a block away in a Ring doorbell video as well. “I’m surprised because it’s just a little girl,” said Felipe Lopez, a father, who was trick or treating. “It’s very dangerous this neighborhood.”
The shooters ran away on Thursday night and no arrests were made, police said. They have asked the community to help them find those responsible. Anyone with information was asked to call Area Central detectives at (312) 747-8380. Anonymous tips can also be sent to CPDTIP.com.