7-Year-Old Girl, 14-Year-Old Boy among at Least 15 Dead following Fatal Shootings in Chicago

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7-Year-Old Girl, 14-Year-Old Boy among at Least 15 Dead following Fatal Shootings in Chicago


A 7-year-old girl and a 14-year-old boy were among a long list of gun violence victims in Chicago over the weekend.

The Chicago-Sun Times reports, as of Monday morning, 79 people were shot in Chicago over the weekend, including nine minors. Of those shot, at the time of this writing, 15 people have died.

According to the Associated Press, the 14-year-old boy, identified by the Chicago-Sun Times as Vernado Jones Jr., was one of eight victims shot in the Englewood neighborhood Saturday before midnight. Police spokesperson Tom Ahern told the AP that two males died on the scene and two more, including Jones, died later at the hospital after four men opened fire on a large street gathering. Four others, including an 11-year-old and a 15-year-old boy, were injured and taken to the hospital. One victim is still in critical condition while the other three are likely to survive.

At the time of this writing, no arrests have been made.

In Chicago’s Austin neighborhood, while standing outside of her grandmother’s house around 7:00 pm, a 7-year-old girl was also fatally shot. The child, identified as Natalia Wallace, was reportedly outside with other children during a Fourth of July party, when three men fired at least 20 shots at bystanders.

A 32-year-old man was also shot during the attack but is in fair condition.

Arrests have yet to be made, but Police are believed to…

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