Girl, 14, charged in shooting death of 14-year-old girl

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A 14 year-old girl is charged with shooting to death another 14 year-old girl over a boy.

Endia Martin was shot in the back at Peoria and Garfield in the Back of the Yards neighborhood Monday afternoon. Martin was on her way home from Tilden Career Community Academy at the time, and was just blocks from her house. Counselors are on-hand at Tilden on Tuesday.

The teen accused of the murder is charged as a juvenile, and her 24-year-old uncle and a 17-year-old boy are also facing charges.

Police Supt. Garry McCarthy says it appears the two individuals knew the suspect and knew there was going to be a fight, and may have brought the .38-caliber handgun to the scene, and possibly tried to get rid of it afterwards.

He attacked Illinois’ gun laws for its connection to this crime.

“The circumstances of that firearm are that it was a legal gun, owned by a legal gun owner, who stored the weapon in his vehicle, and on the 14th of April, in the fourth district, the gun was stolen from the car. And you’ve probably already heard me talk about this, but I don’t know if there’s a police department in the country that allows its officers to store a weapon in a vehicle. Yet, under the structure of the ‘Concealed Carry law,’ and under the structure of the laws of the state of Illinois, it’s okay. That’s insanity. This is madness folks,” said McCarthy.

WGN News Writer C. Hayes published this story.




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