Chicago police officials reported that two grammar school students had been critically injured on Monday, after being shot by unknown individuals. Both of them have been rushed to the hospital, where they are currently receiving around-the-clock medical care. The students were shot only a few hours apart, in a separate location.
The Chicago authorities are on the lookout for the authors of two shooting events which took place on Monday. After one or more individuals opened fire in two separate Chicago playgrounds, two girls were injured.
Takiya Holmes (11) and Kanari Gentry-Bowers (12) had to be rushed to the hospital on Monday after being shot. According to the authorities, Kanari was out on the playground, playing basketball with her friends when the event occurred.
Kanari’s mother declared at around 7:15 pm on Monday, a suspicious car stopped near the playground and fired a couple of shots. Seconds later, Kanari’s mom saw her daughter lying on the ground, with a gunshot to her neck.
According to the authorities, half an hour later, the same car stopped at the Parkway Gardens. Takiayi Holme was standing in the van with her grandmother, mother, and other relatives, when she heard a shot coming from the suspicious vehicle. Patsy, the girl’s grandmother said that everyone ducked when they’ve heard gunshots coming from the vehicle.
After a few seconds, the woman asked the van’s occupants if they were unharmed. The woman became alarmed when Patsy failed to answer. Unfortunately, Patsy’s grandmother discovered that one of the stray bullets critically injured the young girl.
Both grammar school students have been rushed to the hospital. According to the authorities, Kanari was taken to the Stroger Hospital, while Takiya was rushed to the Comer Children’s Hospital.
As for the children’s conditions, the doctors said that it’s too early to say if they are going to survive. The hospitals’ spokespersons declared that Kanari’s heart stopped a couple of times before during her transportation and that Takiya’s brain activity is minimal.
Meanwhile, the Chicago police officials have no leads regarding the mysterious shooter who gunned down the two grammar school students. Takiya and Kanari’s parents and friends were devastated to hear that their children might not make it through the night, considering their condition.
The community was also shocked to find out about the shootings, and many community activists have offered hefty rewards for information leading to the identification and capture of the responsible individuals.
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