Two people were killed and 20 others were wounded in a rash of gun violence over the course of 12 hours in Chicago, two weeks after the city was rocked by gunfire over the Independence Day holiday.
One of the victims was 11-year-old Shamiya Adams, who was shot in the head at a sleepover at a friend’s home in Chicago’s West Garfield Park neighborhood at around 9:35 p.m. Friday.
Police called the string of shootings “unacceptable” and said “there is clearly much more work to be done.”
Adams was in a first floor bedroom when gunshots came in through the window, originating from somewhere outside the house, Chicago Police Department spokesman Officer Jose Estrada said.
Adams was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in critical condition where she was later pronounced dead, and police are investigating her death as a homicide.
Estrada told ABC News that 22 people were shot between the hours of 3 p.m. Friday and 3:30 a.m. today. Of the people shot two were killed and twenty injured.
Source: ABC News | GEETIKA RUDRA via WORLD NEWS