Chicago Mother Murdered While Shielding One-Year-Old Daughter From Gunfire

Brittany Hill used her body to protect her daughter from gunfire during an attack outside their home.

Chicago, IL – A young mother was murdered while shielding her one-year-old daughter from gunfire outside her home on Tuesday morning.

The fatal attack occurred at approximately 8:50 a.m., as 24-year-old Brittany Hill was chatting with acquaintances in the 1200-block of North Mason Avenue, WFLD reported.

Chicago police said that Hill had just gotten out of a vehicle and was holding her one-year-old daughter when an unidentified gunman opened fire from a silver Chevrolet Impala, according to the Chicago Tribune.

There were two individuals in the suspect vehicle at the time of shooting, the Chicago Sun Times reported.

At least one of the bullets ripped into the young mother’s upper torso, but she was able to take cover behind a car parked nearby, according to WFLD.

“She moved towards the rear of a parked vehicle and fell to the ground and laid over her child to shield her,” Chicago Police Department (CPD) Office of Communications Officer Michelle Tannehill said.

“She shielded the baby from the gunfire," Officer Tannehill told the Chicago Tribune.

Hill’s young son was also with her at the time of the shooting, but he ran away when the gunfire broke out.

The father of Hill’s daughter was inside the vehicle she’d just stepped out of, WMAQ reported.

Neighbors rushed to her aid, and transported her to West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park, according to the Chicago Tribune.

Hill was pronounced dead at approximately 9:25 a.m.

Her uninjured children are now in the care of other family members.

The little girl’s father was also uninjured.

“She is a hero,” said anti-police activist Ja’Mal Green, who has known Hill since they went to high school together. “She loved her kids…She made sure her daughter was safe.”

Investigators said they do not believe Hill was the intended target, but noted that three people standing near her likely were.

"This is not a random act of violence, unfortunately," Officer Tannehill explained. "It could possibly have been a targeted incident due to gang conflicts and retaliations in the area."

No arrests have been made.

CPD officers have recovered the gunman’s vehicle, and said they are reviewing surveillance footage from the area.

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Mo_
Mo_

"anti-police activist Ja’Mal Green"

That says it all. Pure evil.

Theendisnear
Theendisnear

There should be a ban on silver Chevrolet impalas...

barton4950
barton4950

Chicago is full of selfish idiots who are concerned with one person: themselves. In this case I'm talking about the shooter not the mom. They're SUCH violent assholez and it's nobody's fault but their own thank you very much.

Just-My-Thoughts
Just-My-Thoughts

You live in a rat hole, you're surrounded by rats, not giving a rat's arse about anyone but themselves, I only feel empathy for the little ones. They don't stand a chance of a decent life living in a rat hole. They will copy and act the way they see others act.

AnnykaV
AnnykaV

If the perp gets shot while being apprehended in a day or two, there will be marches and protests, yet it's crickets right now.

61mouse
61mouse

Bet that ANTI- POLICE BITCH wants the police to catch her "brothers"

61mouse
61mouse

Police better get triple patrol out in the streets for those protestors that are going to be coming by the bus loads.

BlueLM101
BlueLM101

I'm going to take a national media approach to this and ask, "what's a Chicago?" It's a shame though.

joaquinradioman
joaquinradioman

God I feel sorry for those poor babies she leaves behind, but what a brave woman....she knew she could die from her actions but still protected them!!!