CANARYVILLE — An 8-year-old girl was killed and three other people were injured Monday after someone shot into their car in Canaryville, police said.
The shooting happened about 6 p.m. in the 4700 block of South Union Avenue, police said.
The girl and three adults were in a black SUV and were stopped at a red light. The driver of another car, a black Dodge Charger, was idling behind them, said Chief of Operations Brian McDermott.
When the light turned green, someone from the Charger fired multiple shots at the SUV, McDermott said. The victims drove north on Union before hitting a car and crashing into a tree. The driver of the Charger made a U-turn and sped away, heading south, McDermott said.
Police released photos of the car they said the gunman was in:
The 8-year-old was shot in her back and taken to Comer Children’s Hospital, where she was pronounced dead at at 6:28 p.m.
The girl was identified as 8-year-old Dajore Wilson, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.
A 30-year-old woman and a 31-year-old man were shot in their backs and were taken to University of Chicago Medical Center. They were in serious condition.
The girl’s mother, a 30-year-old woman, was either shot or injured from breaking glass, police said. She was in good condition at University of Chicago Medical Center.
Police have made no arrests and are continuing to investigate.
Police are “saddened and angered that another child has lost her life to senseless gun violence in the city of Chicago,” McDermott said.
Anyone with information is encouraged to contact cpdtip.com.
Several young children and teenagers have been shot in recent months in Chicago, many of them fatally.
On Aug. 14, the 12-year-old son of a Chicago firefighter was shot several times in his legs in Woodlawn.
On Aug. 5, an 8-year-old boy was wounded in North Lawndale.
On July 31, 9-year-old Janari Ricks was shot to death in Cabrini Green, not long after young children marched in a Kids Lives Matter demonstration in Woodlawn protesting gun violence.
On July 30, an 8-year-old boy was among two shot in Altgeld Gardens in the Far South Side, according to the Sun-Times.
On July 27, a baby was shot and critically wounded while riding in a car on the Bishop Ford Expressway in the Far South Side.
On July 22, a 3-year-old girl was shot and seriously wounded in South Shore.
On July 16, a 5-month-old baby was wounded in a shooting in Old Town when a bullet grazed his eye.
On July 4, 7-year-old Natalia Wallace was fatally shot while visiting family in Austin.
On June 30, a 3-year-old girl was shot and wounded in Englewood.
On June 22, a 3-year-old girl was wounded when a bullet grazed her in Chicago Lawn.
On June 20, 3-year-old Mekhi James and 13-year-old Amaria Jones were killed in separate shootings on the West Side.
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