Chicago police buy and install pool for 6-year-old shooting victim

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CHICAGO -- 6-year-old Taccara Morris almost lost her life when a stray bullet hit her in the stomach last month.

Tacarra is recovering and doing well, but she was afraid to come outside and play.

She was on her front porch on Tuesday, July 19th near 60th and Paulina when three cars stopped in a nearby alley.

Someone stepped and fired about two dozen rounds. The cars continued south, and then someone fired another couple of dozen shots toward someone running through a vacant lot south of 60th Street next to Tacarra's home.

She was shot in the stomach as she tried to make it to safety inside.

She was rushed to Comer Children's Hospital, where she underwent surgery and returned home about a week later.

Just yesterday she got the green light from her doctor to play in the pool.

Sgt. Elise Padilla led the efforts to raise money to buy the $125 pool.

She was joined by officers  who were on the scene the night Tacarra was shot.  They set up the pool and filled it with water and toys.

Some firefighters helping today were there then as well.

They've grown to know Tacarra's family in the weeks since and her family and this little girl herself has nothing but love for these first responders, too.

So far, there have been no arrests Tacarra's case.

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