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CHICAGO -- A vigil and rally were held in West Englewood Wednesday night calling for unity and action after a young girl was wounded in a shooting Wednesday.

6-year-old Tacarra Morgan was shot yesterday afternoon.

Investigators are looking into whether feuding gang factions are to blame for at least 40 gunshots fired.  Tacarra was on the porch with her mother and grandmother.

“We didn't know she was shot until we got in the house and she told her mama, ‘My stomach hurt,’”  Tacarra’s grandmother Johnnie Morris said.

Police, neighbors and community activists joined Tacarra's family at the vigil as they rallied against violence.

The Chicago Tribune reports at least 21 children under age 13 have been shot in Chicago, so far this year.

“Something needs to be done about this,” Carolyn Morris, Tacarra’s mother said.  “Step up and say something.”

After undergoing surgery today at Comer Children's Hospital, Tacarra's family says she should make a full physical recovery.

She will have survived a gunshot wound before she could even start 1st grade.

No one is in custody.


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