East Garfield Park

5-Year-Old Girl Dies After East Garfield Park Stabbing, Officials Say

A 5-year-old girl has died after she was was stabbed multiple times in Chicago’s East Garfield Park neighborhood, according to Chicago police.

Chicago police were dispatched to the 3200 block of West Fulton at approximately 9:18 a.m. after receiving reports of a stabbing.

When officers arrived, they found a 5-year-old girl was the victim in the case. She was stabbed multiple times, and was taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition.

The girl was later pronounced dead, police said.

While officers were on the scene, they were approached by a woman who allegedly had stabbed the child. She was placed in custody and taken to 11th District police headquarters for processing and questioning, authorities say.

Chicago fire officials had originally reported the girl's age as 6 years old, but Chicago police later corrected the girl's age as 5.

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