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Six-year-old girl shot in the back by gang members back in hospital

June 17, 2016  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Six-year-old girl shot in the back by gang members back in hospital

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A young 6-year-old girl, who was shot in the back by gang members last week, has been readmitted to the hospital on Thursday, just two days after she was discharged.

A spokeswoman for Cook County’s Health and Hospitals system, Alexandra Bermeo, said that Jaylene Bermeo, the little girl who was shot, is in “stable but guarded condition.”

Officials within the Chicago Fire Department said Bermeo was brought to the hospital in critical condition after she was having trouble breathing. The child experienced a collapsed lung as a result of the attack that took place on June 6th.

According to prosecutors, the young child was drawing on the sidewalk with chalk outside of her aunt’s house with her two sisters and three cousins when a car pulled up and released gunfire.

One bullet tore through the girl’s back and punctured her lung before it lodged right near her heart. Prosecutors say that as of last week, the bullet remains inside of her body.

Authorities have reported that the home where the attack took place, which is on the Northwest Side, is a heavily focused area of Spanish Cobras gang activity.

Multiple members of the gang were outside of the home when the shooting began. Prosecutors have described the incident as the result of a war between the Maniac Latin Disciples and the Cobras.

A 17-year-old suspect was brought into custody last week.

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