Chicago Police Department detectives were questioning a person of interest Sunday night in the shooting death of a 7-year-old girl who was killed Saturday while visiting family for the holiday weekend in the Austin neighborhood, a police spokesman said.
Natalie Wallace died from injuries she sustained in a shooting at around 7:02 p.m. in the 100 block of North Latrobe Avenue near West Washington Boulevard. According to police, the young girl 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.
Wallace sustained a gunshot wound to the forehead and was taken to Stroger Hospital where she died.
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 previously said they weren't sure who the target was in the shooting.
As of Sunday evening, a total of 16 people, including Wallace and a 14-year-old boy, have died and at least 69 have been wounded in shootings during the Fourth of July weekend.