12-year-old girl shot in Chicago while celebrating birthday: cops


A 12-year-old girl celebrating her birthday in Chicago was shot in the head while in a car with her family, police said Wednesday.

The girl, whose identity wasn’t immediately available, was listed in critical condition at a hospital, where she’s “fighting for her life” after being critically wounded late Tuesday, Chicago police said.

“Another child has become the victim of senseless gun violence and it must stop,” department officials tweeted. “As she fights for her life, we’ll be relentless in pursuing the offenders responsible for this unfathomable act of violence.”

No suspects had been arrested in the shooting in the city’s Chicago Lawn section as of Wednesday afternoon, a police spokeswoman said.

The girl, who was shot in the back of her head, was rushed to a hospital by relatives at about 7:45 p.m. on Tuesday. She was later…

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