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Crime 8-year-old girl shot to death in another violent weekend in Chicago

02:02  09 september  2020
02:02  09 september  2020 Source:   abcnews.go.com

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An 8 - year - old girl was among 53 people shot during a violent holiday weekend in Chicago , according to police officials.

A 7- year - old girl playing with children in Chicago , an 8 - year - old Atlanta girl riding with her mother The girl in Chicago was visiting her grandmother in the Austin neighborhood Saturday evening Mayor Lori Lightfoot, in a series of tweets, lamented another child "whose hopes and dreams were

A hunt for a suspect who opened fire on a car killing an 8-year-old girl was underway Tuesday in Chicago, where authorities said the child was one of 51 people shot in the city over Labor Day weekend.

a person standing in front of a window: Two people hug one another outside the University of Chicago Medicine's Comer Children's Hospital where a 8-year-old girl was taken after being killed in a shooting in Chicago, Sep. 7, 2020. © Armando L. Sanchez/Chicago Tribune/TNS via Getty Images Two people hug one another outside the University of Chicago Medicine's Comer Children's Hospital where a 8-year-old girl was taken after being killed in a shooting in Chicago, Sep. 7, 2020.

Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown identified Dajore Wilson as the young girl who was "senselessly shot and killed" while riding in an SUV with three adults on Monday night.

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On Saturday, an 8 - year - old girl , Secoriea Turner, was gunned down, the authorities said, after an armed In Chicago , Natalia Wallace, 7, was fatally shot as she played outside her grandmother’s house As protests turned violent after the death of George Floyd in the custody of the Minneapolis

An eight - year - old girl became one of eight others who were shot dead between Friday and Monday. One death was related to a police-involved shooting where a 'I stand before you, saddened and angered, that another child has lost their life in senseless gun violence in the city of Chicago ,' he

"Getting notified about another child being the victim of gun violence is one of the most painful experiences, not only as a law enforcement professional but also as a parent," Brown said during a news conference on Tuesday. "We are once again asking for the community's help and partnership to bring this killer to justice"

Brown said Dajore was among 10 people killed by gun violence in Chicago during the holiday weekend.

a group of people walking down the street: A woman kneels on the ground outside the University of Chicago Medicine's Comer Children's Hospital where a 8-year-old girl was taken after being killed in a shooting that wounded three others in Chicago, Sep. 7, 2020. © Armando L. Sanchez/Chicago Tribune/TNS via Getty Images A woman kneels on the ground outside the University of Chicago Medicine's Comer Children's Hospital where a 8-year-old girl was taken after being killed in a shooting that wounded three others in Chicago, Sep. 7, 2020.

Dajore, who is survived by a twin brother, would have started her first day of third grade on Tuesday, sources told the Chicago Tribune.

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AN EIGHT - YEAR - OLD girl was gunned down during a wave of horrific violence across America during the Police in Chicago have dealt with a shocking spate of crime during the weekend - and officers shot dead a Three others were also shot in the leg or foot. It happened just three hours before a

Secoriea Turner, an eight - year - old girl from Atlanta, Georgia, was shot dead by at least two gunmen on the Fourth of July after he mother drover through an In Chicago , 80 people were shot in similar incidents; President Trump has now threatened to intervene. There were also scenes of violence in

There have been 37 people under the age of 18 shot to death in Chicago this year, officials at the University of Chicago Crime Lab told ABC News on Tuesday. Dajore was the sixth child under the age of 10 killed in shootings in Chicago in 2020.

Two adults in the car with Dajore suffered bullet wounds in the shooting and a third was injured, possibly by flying glass, police said. The Tribune, citing unnamed sources, reported that two of the adults injured in the shooting were Dajore's parents.

Dajore and three adults were sitting in a Subaru SUV at the stoplight in the Canaryville neighborhood on Chicago's South Side when a gunman in a car intentionally pulled up behind them and opened fire, police said.

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A toddler and a 10- year - old girl were among 14 people shot to death in Chicago in yet another weekend of gun violence that has rocked the city over the past month. The string of violent weekends also follows the deadliest day for shootings in Chicago in decades.

ATLANTA (AP) — An 8 - year - old girl was shot and killed on the Fourth of July after at least two people in a crowd of armed people opened fire on a car she was Authorities said the mother had attempted to drive through illegally placed barricades in the area when the vehicle came under fire Saturday night.

"When the light turned green, the offender's vehicle immediately opened fire on the victims' vehicle," Chicago Police Chief of Operations Brian McDermott said at a news conference Monday night.

MORE: Children ages 7, 8, and 14 killed as gun violence mars holiday weekend in Chicago and Atlanta

McDermott said the targeted SUV continued northbound and crashed into a tree. The gunman's car made a U-turn and fled the scene.

Police released surveillance images of a black Dodge Charger they suspect the gunman was driving.

Dajore was taken to the University of Chicago Comer Children's Hospital, where she was pronounced dead. The three injured adults, a 31-year-old man and two 30-year-old women, were taken to the University Medical Center.

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The man and woman who suffered gunshot wounds were in serious condition, police said.

"I stand here before you saddened and angered that another child has lost their life to senseless gun violence in the city of Chicago," McDermott said.

a person standing in front of a building: Two people hug one another outside the University of Chicago Medicine's Comer Children's Hospital where a 8-year-old girl was taken after being killed in a shooting in Chicago, Sep. 7, 2020. © Armando L. Sanchez/Chicago Tribune/TNS via Getty Images Two people hug one another outside the University of Chicago Medicine's Comer Children's Hospital where a 8-year-old girl was taken after being killed in a shooting in Chicago, Sep. 7, 2020.

Superintendent Brown said the deadly incident comes even as police are making progress in removing guns from the streets of Chicago, where the homicide rate has spiked 50% in the first nine months of this year compared to the same time period in 2019, according to authorities.

The superintendent said police officers have taken 7,303 guns off the streets of Chicago so far this year. He said 201 guns were seized and 146 gun arrests were made over Labor Day weekend.

MORE: Chicago sees 18 homicides in deadliest day in 60 years

But Brown said that the clearance rate for homicide investigations in Chicago this year is just 41%.

"We need to get the clearance rate for homicide over 70%," he said. "We cannot do that without the community's help."

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