A 7-year-old girl was shot and killed Saturday night while visiting family for the Fourth of July weekend in the Austin neighborhood on Chicago's West Side, police confirmed.
The shooting was reported at 7:02 p.m. in the 100 block of North Latrobe Avenue near West Washington Boulevard. According to police, the female victim was on a sidewalk when a light-colored vehicle pulled up and an unknown number of offenders exited the vehicle. The offenders then produced guns and fired shots in the direction of the victim.
The young victim sustained a gunshot wound to the forehead and was taken to Stroger Hospital where she died.
Fire officials initially stated the girl was three years old.
A 32-year-old man also suffered a graze wound in the incident, police stated. That individual self-transported to Mount Sinai Hospital where he was reported to be in fair condition.
Police said they weren't sure who the target was in the shooting, adding that detectives are still investigating.
An emotional CPD Chief of Operations Fred Waller addressed reporters at the most recent fatal shooting Saturday night, pleading for the violence involving children to stop.
“You gotta be tired of this," he said. "Chicago’s heart is broken again. Austin’s heart is broken again.... I'm tired of this."