1 in custody in shooting of 6-year-old girl

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A person was in police custody this Saturday evening in connection with the shooting of a 6-year-old girl and her aunt, wounded during a Fernwood neighborhood memorial for a man shot to death in 2008, a source said.
Meanwhile, Quianna Tompkins is clinging to life after a bullet that was not intended for her, struck her in the chest.
“I know you didn’t mean to do it on purpose, but please don’t go through life with this guilt on your heart,” Juannakee Kennedy, Quianna’s mother, said in an emotional plea to the shooter. “We forgive you, we just want some justice for our baby.”
The shooting occurred at 8 PM during a barbecue in the 300 block of 105th Street. In an area neighbors have nicknamed the area “Trouble City,” Chicago Police said the BBQ was part of an annual memorial for a gang member who was shot on the same street five years ago.
Witnesses said a man walked across the street and opened fire on the group of about 40 people when Quianna was hit by a bullet.
Her parents, accompanied by South Side pastor Corey Brooks are begging those who have guns to think of the consequences before opening fire.
“Something has to be done about it before someone else’s child gets shot for no reason,” Quianna’s father, Keeneth Tompkins said.
Quianna turned six-years-old just two weeks ago. She is preparing to start the first grade.
“She was just outside playing with her friends, the kids can’t go play outside,” Juannakee said.

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  • DC123

    Why not "protest" for this little girl! ….Where is her voice at Daley Plaza?!? Tell your mayor to quit dancing and get to work!

  • Jay

    Maybe the mayor and superintendent should deliver some of those letters in the neighborhood! #leavingthisdumpofacityandstate!

  • Hal

    The parents are at least partly responsible of putting their daughter's life in danger for attending a gangster's memorial.

  • fed up

    and just the other day, the news media said violence was down 26% from last year. I DO NOT THINK SO. it seems to be @126%..

    when will this stop. just killing to kill. doesn't matter, age , race , sex or religion..just so someone gets killed and the family grieves for life.

  • PinkAngel1

    To those of you with remarks and comments that the parents were at fault, you seem to be desensitized to be in a human being! and the fact that the parents are able to remain Christians at such a time is a testament to the love grace and mercy that GOD commands of us all. The fact that the memorial was for a gang member, doesn’t change the fact that he too was loved and someones child! Our (extended) family has been shaken and deserves LOVE & SUPPORT at this time… Please be respectful.

    • ChicagoCommonSense

      Thank you for showing your true colors. You hold an annual memorial for a gang banger and are absolutely bewildered when a rival gang member shows up and shoots into your crowd!?

      And this the Chicago PD's fault how?? Take responsibility for your community! Take responsibility for your family! Take responsibility for yourself!

      I've said it before and I'll say it again. The Chicago PD needs to pull completely out of your community since you won't cooperate with them anyway. See how it goes without them, fools!