LITTLE VILLAGE — Neighbors are rallying to help the family of a 16-year-old girl who was fatally shot in Little Village Saturday.
At 9:43 p.m. Saturday, the teenager was walking on the sidewalk in the 2300 block of Rockwell Street when shots were fired, striking the girl in her head, police said.
She was taken to Mt. Sinai Hospital in critical condition and was pronounced dead at 5:02 a.m. Sunday, police said.
The teenager was identified as Angie Monroy, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.
On Sunday, Monroy’s sister, Joselyn Monroy, launched a GoFundMe campaign to raise money to cover funeral and memorial expenses. As of Monday morning, the GoFundMe has surpassed its $8,000 goal, raising $9,490.
“Losing a sibling and losing a child is unbearable pain,” her sister wrote on GoFundMe. “A pain that will last forever. It’s a pain where one must live with and can only move forward by adapting to it.
“My little sister had so many goals ahead of her and so many things to look forward to. She was smart, thoughtful, beautiful, and loving. My family’s pride and joy. We are all going to miss her.”
The 16-year-old was a junior at Benito Juarez Community Academy, ABC 7 reported.
No one is in custody in the shooting. Area Central detectives are investigating.