Community activists offer an $8 thousand dollar reward for information leading to the person who killed an 11-year-old girl in East Garfield Park.
Shamiya Adams was attending a friend’s sleepover near Gladys and Springfield Friday night.
Family members said Shamiya was eating s’mores over a pretend campfire, when a stray bullet came through a side window hitting her in the head.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel became emotional when talking about Shamiya’s death yesterday. He visited Adams’ family and neighbors to offer condolences.
Saturday evening, hundreds of people stood outside the home to pay tribute to the child.
28th Ward Alderman Jason Ervin, coordinated the event. Neighbors, city and state leaders, and even a Congressman attended.
Pastor George Daniels baptized Shamiya and knew her well. He was the first to offer-up a reward for information leading to Shamiya’s killer. Then the offers kept coming.
“I value the life of this baby,” said Daniels. “I value her life….it’s sad. It’s sad!”
Her great-grandmother also bearing this unfair reality, but she’s optimistic Shamiya’s killer will caught.
So far, police aren’t saying much about who they’re looking for. But sources close to the investigation said surveillance cameras may have captured this shooter on tape.
Another prayer vigil for Shamiya is planned for this afternoon at the sight of the shooting.