The 16-year-old girl who was shot and killed by an unknown assailant on Wednesday morning in the Little Village neighborhood is the latest victim of Chicago’s escalating violence.
The teen was shot several times after a brief scuffle with a man who was wearing a hoodie, police said.
A woman who lives nearby said the teen, who is from South Side, was the last person she saw alive outside of the home in the 2400 block of West Monroe Avenue.
“I heard two pops and she dropped to the ground and the guy jumped on top of her,” the woman said.
“He was yelling ‘Get back, get back’ and he was like, ‘Run, run, get the hell out of here.'”
The woman said she ran inside and was surprised to see a large man in a black sweatshirt with the words “No Trespassing” scrawled on the front.
Police have said the boy and his friend had a dispute at a friend’s home earlier in the day, but that the boy did not want to press charges.
Investigators said the girl was found lying on the sidewalk near a vacant lot where police believe she was shot.
She had been shot in the abdomen, and her bloodied body was found in a nearby alley, authorities said.
A woman said the 17-year old boy who was with her at the time of the shooting is also in custody.
He was shot in his leg and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital.
He is listed in stable condition.
No charges have been filed against anyone in connection with the shooting, which occurred shortly before 11 a.m. at a home in a residential neighborhood in the neighborhood.
Police said the home is about a block from the Little Towne Mall and that the teen was last seen leaving the home and walking east on West Monroe, about a mile away.
A passerby saw the boy in the alley, and police were notified.
Neighbors told the Tribune that the man had been hanging around a block away.
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