CHICAGO – Police are searching for suspects after a 6-year-old girl was wounded in a shooting on Chicago’s South Side.
6-year-old Tacarra Morgan was struck by bullet in her abdomen on her side. She was sitting on the her front porch with family near 60th and Paulina.
Police say the bullets came from someone in a caravan of three vehicles, one identified as a white SUV.
They were targeting a group of individuals on the block who were running southbound.
At least 43 shell casings were found, some possibly from return fire.
Tacarra was the only person wounded.
A blue light camera nearby may help with the investigation.
First Deputy Superintendent John Escalante says the incident may have been triggered by factions within the same gang.
He says odds are the shooters have a criminal history of some sort already.
Tacarra was taken to the hospital where she underwent surgery. She is now recovering and police say her condition has stabilized.
Tonight from Washington D.C. where he's out of town on business, Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson issued a statement saying this case will be given the highest of priorities.
Tomorrow at 7 p.m. a "Help Stop the Violence" rally will be held at the very location where Tacarra was shot.