CHICAGO — A 16-year-old girl who was shot in the head in Little Village Saturday night has died.
The shooting happened just before 9:45 p.m. on the 2300 block of South Rockwell Street as the teen was walking on a sidewalk. Shots were fired and she was struck in the head.
She was transported to Mount Sinai Hospital in critical condition and died Sunday morning.
The teen has been identified as Angie Monroy.
She was walking home from work, at Discovery Fashion, just a few blocks away.
Her sister, Joselyn, said she was a cheerleader and basketball player at Juarez High School. A moment of silence was held at Monday’s basketball game to honor her.
"She was an amazing person. An amazing young lady. She had a lot ahead of her. She was loved by everybody," said Joselyn Monroy. "They found her at 9:45 and she texted me at 9:30."
Area Central detectives continue to investigate. Angie's family wants someone to come forward to help catch her killer.
"We just want to get to the bottom of it already and move on with our lives even though it’s going to be hard," Monroy said.
Family has set up a GoFundMe to help raise money for her funeral services. That fundraiser has surpassed its $8,000 goal.
No suspects are in custody.