Chicago Girl, 16, Fatally Shot in Head

Girl was dropped off at nearby hospital after shooting

By Michelle Relerford
|  Tuesday, Nov 13, 2012  |  Updated 7:58 PM CDT
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Taylor Fitting was struck in the head by a bullet Monday night while riding in a car with friends. Michelle Relerford reports.

Taylor Fitting was struck in the head by a bullet Monday night while riding in a car with friends. Michelle Relerford reports.

Chicago Police are investigating the fatal shooting of a 16-year-old girl Monday in the Roseland neighborhood.

Police said Taylor Fitting, a student at Morgan Park High School, was struck in the head just before 9:30 p.m. while riding in a car with friends on the 11200 block of South Normal Avenue.

Fitting's grandmother, Susan Tranchita, who was raising the girl, told NBC Chicago that she was told someone standing with a group on 112th Street shot inside the car and hit the girl.

Her friends took Fitting to Roseland Community Hospital but told Tranchita they left her there without identifying themselves because they were afraid.

Fitting was transferred to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where she died about two hours later.

"She looked like she was sleeping. I just kissed her and I told her I loved her," said Tranchita.

Police said they're reviewing several police cameras in the area for leads.

Community activist Andrew Holmes said his organization is offering a $1,000 reward for information.

"I want them to catch the guy that did this," said Tranchita.

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