Teen struck by stray bullet after neighbors fight over parking space

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CHICAGO -- A parking dispute between neighbors on the Far South Side ended with a 16-year-old bystander shot and hospitalized.

Chicago police say the incident happened around 5 p.m. Sunday on the 1100 block of West 110th Place in the Morgan Park neighborhood.

Relatives told WGN News Deija Nesbitt, 16,  was attending a family Father's Day barbecue when she was hit by stray bullets that were fired over a parking dispute between neighbors.

One neighbor allegedly told the other he needed to move his car because he was parked in a handicapped space, designated for someone else who lives on the block.

Relatives say the neighbor became belligerent, pulled out a gun, and started shooting at the other man who was trying to get him to move. That's when Nesbitt, who was sitting in a parked car, was struck.

She was taken to the hospital where she has stabilized.

Relatives said they know the neighbor who fired his gun, and that he took off after the shooting.

Police said they have identified the gunman and although he is not in custody, he is considered a person of interest.

 

 

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