Now more than ever it is clear that gun violence is a serious problem in this nation and another tragedy has took place in Chicago, this past Friday night.
A six-year-old girl now remains in critical condition as she was seriously wounded in a shooting while at a vigil with her family in the Roseland neighborhood.
Gun fire erupted as Quianna Tompkins and at least 40 others were at the home for a memorial for 24-year-old Brandon “Bones” Snipe, who was killed five years ago.
The little girl wounded in the chest.
NBC Chicago reports:
“She ran from the sidewalk up to the grass and she collapsed,” said Vanessa Ross. “She just laid there.”
Tompkins was shot in the chest and was listed in critical condition at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.
A 52-year-old woman was also shot in the leg and listed in serious but stable condition.
The shooting reportedly stemmed from an altercation between two groups of men that occured earlier in the day. Police sources told NBC Chicago yesterday, a person of interest is in custody in connection with the shooting.
Our prayers go out to Quianna’s family.