Trick-Or-Treating 7-Year-Old Girl Shot In Neck, Chest By Gang Member In Chicago

A seven-year-old Chicago girl was wounded when a masked man opened fire on the member of a rival street gang.

Chicago, IL – A seven-year-old girl is fighting for her life after being shot in the chest and neck while she was out trick-or-treating on Thursday night.

The incident occurred in the 3700-block of West 26th Street at approximately 5:30 p.m., WLS reported.

The little girl, who was dressed up in her red-and-black-striped Halloween costume, was walking with her father among the crowd of other trick-or-treating children and families, the Chicago Tribune.

Unbeknownst to them, a 32-year-old member of the Latin Kings street gang was also walking nearby.

A masked gunman suddenly yelled out an insult about the gang from across the street, then fired at least seven rounds, aiming for the Latin King, the Chicago Tribune reported.

The gang member was shot once in the hand, but the seven-year-old girl was shot in her upper chest and the right side of her neck, police said.

Lali Lara, who works at a nearby cell phone store, said she ran outside when she heard the gunfire.

“The girl’s father was screaming, ‘My little girl’s been shot!’” Lara told the Chicago Tribune. “Everybody was in shock.”

She rushed the family inside the store, then put pressure on the girl’s chest and tried to keep her awake.

“I was pressing on her and calling her name so she won’t close her eyes,’’ Lara told the Chicago Tribune. “She was looking at me, and I was calling her name. She was holding my hand for three minutes and then she let me go. I have kids — I would go crazy if something happened to my kids."

The child was rushed to Stroger Hospital in critical, but stable condition.

"It is unacceptable a seven-year-old girl that is trick-or-treating with her family out here and happens to get shot because a group of guys wanted to shoot at another male while there's a street full of kids trick-or-treating,” Chicago Police Sergeant Rocco Alioto told WLS.

The masked gunman fled the scene with two other people prior to officer’s arrival, and the gang member who they were targeting refused to cooperate with investigators, the Chicago Tribune reported.

Police said he has his own history of assault and drug offenses.

He was transported to Mt. Sinai Hospital in good condition, WGN reported.

On Friday morning, Chicago police said that no arrests had been made in connection with the shooting, according to the Chicago Tribune.

They have obtained security footage from nearby businesses that may help them to identify the shooter, WLS reported.

Comments (44)
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IseeWhereThisIsGoing
IseeWhereThisIsGoing

Very sad situation, but at least she's stable. I'm sure the mayor will blame the cops for this situation, despite that fact that decades of poor leadership (including her own) have caused the city to deteriorate this badly.

investigator
investigator

Hope the child heals quickly. Chicago might as well hook up with Los Angeles and let all the animals do as they wish. Cops in both cities, as well as NY, should ALL call in sick for two weeks and let these disgusting POS mayors take care of the crime. Liberal leadership is destroying these, Once, great cities. I don't understand why the citizens can't see this!!

JBo
JBo

Chicago, huh? Stunner. 440 murders YTD. 2,361 people shot YTD.

CivilianMark
CivilianMark

Perhaps gangbangers will realize the danger their lifestyle poses to their families and change their lives? Yeah, well, just trying to be positive...

Just-My-Thoughts
Just-My-Thoughts

Gangbangers.......do not, I repeat, DO NOT have children. You place them in danger when you take them outside, go visit their momma's, etc. Get yourselves neutered so you don't pass on these horrific genes to kids. Stop having them. Women, they're not worth it. You have kids by men who probably don't support them and use you as a machine. What a sickening lifestyle. I hope all these cities implode. I feel so bad for the little ones that have to witness all this....

flybynight
flybynight

Calling all trolls, calling all trolls, come in please your input is needed. /sarc

Vodkabreakfast
Vodkabreakfast

I bet a can of Coke that the ignorant skunk who committed this gutless act is right now engaged in a circle-jerk with some “homies”, talking imitation macho crap about their adventures in the world of cultural spasticity. On her worst day a seven year old girl is stronger and smarter than him.

Smiles12
Smiles12

This is another example of how stricter gun laws don’t stop the criminals from getting and using guns.

stooge819
stooge819

Such a vibrant culture. Get better soon little angel.

amlee
amlee

But but but.....shootings aren't a gang issue.....

Shastabeau
Shastabeau

My God this makes me sick to my stomach! Hopefully, members of the shooters gang will turn his a$$ in. Maybe one of them will have a bit of conscience!

floridacop
floridacop

hey eddie and mayor put down the drinks and start focusing on chicago.

Excalibr4
Excalibr4

I really hate living so close to the worst city in the nation. If they reported all the actual shootings, there would be no time to report anything else. That's why we only hear about innocent kids caught in the crossfire. After the way the idiot mayor and top cop snubbed the Police Chief Convention, which Trump hosted, it's easy to see why the city is a crime riddled hell hole.

Det_John_Kimble
Det_John_Kimble

Maybe its time we start executing gang members on site, open bounty on them all. Or gather them all up and do a public hanging.

Time for Chicago's liberal politicians to leave and let the police do their jobs that we know they can.

Grog
Grog

Just another, normal, typical night in Chicago!

LEO0301
LEO0301

Where are all the "activists" to protest this atrocity? I'm sure they will twist this around and blame the police for not having their crystal ball turned on.

bryantrent
bryantrent

Chicago is a bad city

malagushicome1957
malagushicome1957

Praying for the little girl and justice.

RB2207
RB2207

What a worthless piece of shit, it needs to die. You're to damned ignorant and self important that you shoot at someone across the street with their CHILDREN. Save the court some money and toss the garbage in a wood chipper.

Mo_
Mo_

I loathe the gangbangers in this city.

Stanracer
Stanracer

Pass a law that makes being a member of a street gang a felony. Then round them all up and arrest them. Simple! Oh ya...get rid of the democrats first.

Rascal1966
Rascal1966

They arrested a 15yo latino gangbanger and he's being charged with 2 counts of attempted murder. POS thugs!!!

Divadeb
Divadeb

Praying for the 7 yr old girl. I can't imagine what her father&mother must be going through. May God help heal this child&Please let her recover.🙏🙏🙏😢😭

NomonK
NomonK

The Feds need to set up procedures and policies to literally invade these Gang Control Communities Deport at least half of these Scumbags and build workhouse prisons for the rest. The liberal will tell you these are kids with no family structure and they need help. Stopping the Free Food, Free Housing, Free Wic, Free Food Stamps and no more increase in the Welfare Payment for Babies. They can get a job, starve to death or die from a bullet. Yes I'm pissed at what Johnson Started by his WAR ON POVERTY. There will always be poor people due to Democrats raising the Level on Poverty every year. The Government " we Taxpayers " pay at least $75,000 a year on these so called poor. Hell I've worked all my life, never been on any subsidy of any kind and NEVER EARNED $75,000

Terminaters168
Terminaters168

Good luck with that. He will stand like lebron jumping and yelling before it ends

skipk1962
skipk1962

Sounds like we need more restrictive gun laws in Chicago.......make sure potential victims absolutely cannot defend themselves.......that way the criminals don't get hurt in the commission of a crime......yep, more gun laws to protect criminals, that's the ticket!