Two suspects remain at large after a 4-year-old girl was shot Monday afternoon as she played near her grandmother’s house in the South Side’s Marquette Park neighborhood, neighbors and authorities said.
A 31-year-old man was also hurt in the attack, which happened at 4:56 p.m. near the intersection of West 71st and South Rockwell streets, Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Veejay Zala said.
Two male shooters came out of an alley and fired several rounds, Zala said. The girl was struck in the abdomen and taken by a neighbor to Holy Cross Hospital, Zala said.
Her name isn’t Trayvon, so nobody cares.
“What do you say to this four-year-old, a child that just turned four, that’s got a bullet hole in her stomach?” he asked. “What do I say to my four children and cousins, who play with this young girl and had to watch her laying in an alley by their house?”
What do you say? How about “get the hell out of Chicago”?
Meanwhile on the South Side, home of the failed president, three were killed in separate incidents.
Three men were killed in separate South Side attacks Monday, one victim shot to death behind the home of another about 9 hours after the first victim’s shooting, authorities said.
In the most recent killing, a 23-year-old man was shot about 8:50 p.m. in an alley adjacent to the 1800 block of West Garfield Boulevard, police said.
Police found the man shot multiple times in the back, Police News Affairs Officer Amina Greer said. He was taken in critical condition to Holy Cross Hospital and pronounced dead, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
The shooting happened steps from the home of a 28-year-old man gunned down earlier Monday, two blocks to the west.
Cauirece Graham, who lived in the 1800 block of Garfield close to the scene of the shooting, was shot about 11:55 a.m. in a restaurant in the 2000 block of Garfield, according to police and the medical examiner’s office.
A man or boy had followed him into the restaurant, News Affairs Officer Veejay Zala said. The person shot Graham multiple times in the chest and lower extremities, then fled the area on a bike, according to police.
Graham was declared dead at 12:40 p.m. at John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County.
He was on parole in a 2012 unlawful use of a weapon case, in which he was arrested following an incident in the 300 block of East 136th Street on June 12, 2012, according to court and police records. He was released from prison on Dec. 4 and had been scheduled to complete his parole in December of this year.
Police did not immediately say if the later homicide on Garfield had any relation to Graham’s killing.
Earlier Monday, Richard Pierce, 30, was shot in the South Shore neighborhood this morning, officials said.
The shooting happened at about 9 a.m at 79th Street and Oglesby Avenue, according to police.
In addition to the four-year-old girl, another four people were shot Monday.