CHICAGO (CBS) — Shot after shot was fired at a sport-utility vehicle in the Canaryville neighborhood late Monday – leaving an 8-year-old girl inside dead.
Two adults in the vehicle were also shot, and a third was injured when the vehicle hit a tree afterward.
As CBS 2’s Jermont Terry reported, the child was simply riding in a vehicle with her mother and two others when out of nowhere, a car that was waiting at a light on Union Avenue at 47th Street sprayed the vehicle with bullets.
“I stand before you saddened and angered that another child has lost their life to senseless gun violence in the city of Chicago,” Chicago Police Chief of Operations Brian McDermott said at the scene.
At the scene, the victims’ blue Subaru SUV was left with shattered windows, and countless bullet markers littered the sidewalk.
“I heard 17 gunshots from a block away, come over here to see a little kid laying on the floor,” said area resident David Johnson. “It’s tragedy and horrible.”
McDermott said police were called to 47th Street and Union Avenue at 5:55 p.m. for shots fired.