A 5-month-old girl was shot and killed in the back seat of a car on Friday.
The child, who police identified as Cecilia Thomas, was hit in the head by a bullet from another car in Chicago’s South Shore neighborhood.
She was taken to the hospital, where she succumbed to her injuries.
No arrests were made.
A local business owner told ABC7 Chicago the girl’s father pulled over near 71st Street and Crandon Avenue about a mile and a half from the shooting after she started crying.
A 41-year-old man, who was in a separate car, was shot in the eye and taken to hospital but is expected to survive his injuries.
Crisis worker Andrew Holmes told ABC he spoke to Cecilia’s mother.
“Nine months she carried this baby, fed him and it takes a damn fool to discharge that gun and take that baby’s life,” he said.
A nurse identified only as Jackie had never seen anything like the baby’s injuries.
Activist and mayoral candidate Ja’Mal Green has offered a $5,000 reward for information on the case.
https://www.the-sun.com/news/5639733/five-month-old-girl-shot-head-chicago/ Five-month-old girl shot and killed in the head while sitting in the back of a car on Chicago’s South Side