Lightfoot's Chicago: 14-Year-Old Girl Hunted & Shot in the Head by Gang Members
Child in critical condition following brutal attack
A 14-year-old girl has fallen victim to a brutal gang attack in Chicago as violent crime continues to spiral out of control under Democrat Mayor Lori Lightfoot's leadership.
On Wednesday evening, gang members chased down and hunted the young teen before shooting her in the head.
According to police, the victim was walking her dog with her boyfriend at around 6 p.m in Chicago's Southside before being attacked.
Three young gang members reportedly approached the girl and asked which gang she belonged to.
After replying that she wasn't in a gang, the trio reportedly chased her and shot her in the head with a handgun, according to The Chicago Sun-Times.
The girl was rushed to Comer Children’s Hospital where she underwent surgery and remains in critical condition, police said.
Ald. Ray Lopez blamed gang culture for the incident, saying, “The elevation of gang life has to come to an end.
"It’s not cute,” he told the Sun-Times.
"It only comes to one outcome, what we saw last night."
A girl & her boyfriend are “checked” by gang members. The girl’s response was to tell them while she’s not a gang banger, her mom is. Shots fired & shooters run away. Generational gang life swirling unchecked.— Ald. Raymond Lopez (@RLopez15thWard) June 3, 2021
Chicago it’s only Wednesday!#EnoughIsEnough#CancelGangCulture https://t.co/MmPkBPWOxM
The three gunmen escaped the incident in an SUV, the Sun-Times reported.
Police have not identified or arrested the suspects.
The number of shooting victims under 18 years of age has been steadily increasing throughout the past few years throughout the U.S., according to The Daily Caller.
In 2020, 5,100 children were shot and in many of these cases, the shooter had not been identified.
A recorded number of 1,418 people have been shot in Chicago in 2021 while a total of 1,252 were victims of shootings in 2020, The Chicago Tribune reported.
Over Memorial Day Weekend, shootings resulted in three deaths and 32 injuries, Fox News reported.