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Two girls, ages 11 and 12, shot in head in separate Chicago shootings less than 30 minutes apart

February 13, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Two girls, ages 11 and 12, shot in head in separate Chicago shootings less than 30 minutes apart

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Two girls, ages 11- and 12-years-old, are currently fighting to survive after they were shot in the head in two separate incidents in Chicago on Saturday.

Detectives revealed that 11-year-old Takiya Holmes was sitting in the back seat of a parked vehicle in the Washington Park area with her mother, brother, and aunt when shots were fired just after 7:30 p.m. the WLS-TV reported.

Chicago Fire Department spokesman Curtis Hudson said Takiya’s mother found the girl with a gunshot wound to the head, and rescue personnel raced her to Comer Children’s Hospital for treatment. Holmes’ grandmother said that the child remains on life support in dire condition.

Authorities said 12-year-old Kanari Gentry-Bowers, is also in critical condition after she was shot in another shooting in Chicago’s West Englewood neighborhood. Police said the pre-teen was playing with her friends at a playground just after 7 p.m. on Saturday when someone opened fire near the 1900 block of West 57th Street.

Chicago Police officials said the girl was struck in the head and was rushed to Stroger Hospital in critical condition. Authorities indicated that the girl was not the intended target.

Authorities said that no one is in custody in either shooting incident but investigations are still pending.

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