11-year-old girl eating s’mores around “campfire” when killed by stray bullet

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An eleven-year-old girl has died after being shot in the head inside a home on Chicago’s West Side.

11-yr-oldChicago Police say the girl was hit by a stray bullet in a home in the 3900 block of West Gladys Avenue in the Garfield Park neighborhood at 9:35 p.m. Friday night.

Relatives have identified the girl as Shamiya Adams, 11, and they say she was at a sleepover with friends. The bullet flew through a window in the front room where several young girls were playing.  They were circled around a pretend “campfire” eating s’mores when the stray bullet hit Adams in the head.

Adams was taken to Mt. Sinai Hospital in critical conditions and received surgery overnight, but has now been pronounced dead.

Investigators believe the bullet that hit Adams came from a vacant lot across the street from the home.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel became emotional when talking about Shamiya’s death. He visited adams’ family and neighbors to offer condolences.

Saturday evening, hundreds of people stood outside the home to pay tribute to the child.

Another prayer vigil for Shamiya is planned for this afternoon at the sight of the shooting.

No one is in custody and police are not saying if they have a description of the shooter.


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