Police: Woman and teen girl charged after Little Village attempted robbery, shooting

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CHICAGO — A 14-year-old girl who was shot Friday night has been charged for attempted robbery.

Police also charged 21-year-old Araceli Diaz, of Maywood, for allegedly shooting the girl after the attempted robbery.

At around 5:45 p.m. Friday, Chicago police were dispatched to the 2300 block of South Drake Avenue on the report of a shooting. After an investigation, police believe Diaz and the 14-year-old met to conduct a sale.

During the exchange, police said the teen girl brandished a pellet gun, struck Diaz on the head and attempted to forcibly take Diaz’s property without paying for it.

Subsequently, police said Diaz brandished a handgun and fired multiple shots at the girl, striking her in the chest.

The teen girl was transported to the hospital in critical condition.

Diaz was found to have a valid FOID card, but not a concealed carry license. She was taken into custody in the 1400 block of South 57th Street in Cicero just after 6:45 p.m. on Friday.

The teen girl was charged with attempted armed robbery.

Diaz was charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon.


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