14-year-old girl walking dog critical after shooting in Back of the Yards

Chicago Crime

CHICAGO — A 14-year-old girl walking a dog is in critical condition after she was shot in the head Wednesday evening in Back of the Yards.

At around just before 6:10 p.m., Chicago police responded to the area of 48th and Wood on the report of a shooting.

Police believe 14-year-old girl was on a sidewalk when three unknown suspects approached her. One of the suspects pulled at a handgun and fired shots, striking her in the head. She was transported to Comer Children’s Hospital in critical condition.

Surveillance footage obtained by WGN News shows the girl who was apparently walking a dog at the time of the shooting.

Community activist Andrew Holmes is asking anyone with information to contact police.

“Over and over again we just spinning wheels, this gun violence has not stopped and when you look at it it’s always our children and for what? they don’t have a reason or clue why they discharged this weapon,” Holmes said. “I’m asking, please turn these individuals in.”

No suspects are in custody at this time. Anyone with information can leave an anonymous tip at cpdtip.com.

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