5-year-old girl stabbed to death in East Garfield Park

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CHICAGO — A 5-year-old girl was fatally stabbed in the city’s East Garfield Park neighborhood, according to police.

Police said they responded to reports of a person stabbed on the 3200 block of West Fulton Boulevard around 9 a.m. Saturday. When they arrived, officers saw the child with stab wounds on her body.

The girl, later identified as Serenity Arrington, 5, was treated by fire department officials at the scene before being transported to Stroger Hospital. Officials said that’s where she was pronounced dead.

Police said officers were then approached by a 27-year-old woman who was taken into custody. Police believe she is related to the girl.

“(She was) beautiful,” said grandfather Sylvester Washington. “All of the other grandkids out here. Beautiful. Loved school. Loved looking at movies with her granddaddy.”

No further information was provided.

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