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Published: Wed, February 15, 2017
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

Girls, 11 and 12, shot in head in separate Chicago attacks


Her family called 911 and Takilya was quickly rushed to the hospital by emergency responders. The shooting occurred at around 7:40 p.m.in the Parkway Gardens neighborhood. Needless to say, Kanari and Takiya were not the only ones shot in Chicago over the weekend.

Reporters said Holmes told her cousin weeks before the incident that she feared getting shot. She remains hospitalized and is on life support.

Your donation will be processed by Assata's Daughters on behalf of Takiya and her family, who will receive 100% of the funds raised. Police say the girls were not targeted.

The 12-year-old girl was playing with friends around 7:15 p.m.in the West Englewood neighborhood when shots were fired and she was struck in the head.

Two girls ages 11 and 12 are among the shooting victims from the weekend.

Then, in another part of town, 11-year-old Takiya Holmes was sitting in the backseat of a minivan when she was hit by a stray bullet. Every day her medical bills grow and the cost to her family rises.

Kanari remained on life support Tuesday morning at Stroger Hospital. "But it's grim and we want prayers to go up for her". Ray Lopez, who represents the area where Kanari was shot and visited her at the hospital Monday morning.

In 2016 more than 4,300 shootings and 762 murders were recorded by the Chicago Tribune newspaper. Andrew Holmes, a community activist and Takiya's uncle, offered $1,000 of his own money for information leading to the arrest of the shooter. The Windy City saw 3,550 shooting incidents and 762 homicides past year.

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