In 5 Days, Three Children Murdered By Chicago Gun Violence

A man walks down a street past a handmade sign posted in the Englewood neighborhood in Chicago, Illinois, United States, July 29, 2015. Residents put the signs up in the area which has a high level of gun violence in hopes of reducing crime. REUTERS/Jim Young   - RTX1MCAH

A man walks down a street past a handmade sign posted in the Englewood neighborhood in Chicago, Illinois, United States, July 29, 2015. Residents put the signs up in the area which has a high level of gun violence in hopes of reducing crime. REUTERS/Jim Young – RTX1MCAH


Three children were killed by Chicago’s gun violence according to USA Today. The children were all caught in the crossfires of gang-related shootings.

12-year old Kanari Bowers was stuck in the head by a bullet as she was playing basketball at a elementary school playground. She died after taken off of life support.

An hour after Bowers, 11-year old Takiya Holmes was shot in the head while in front of the dry cleaners when suspect Antwan Jones was aiming for a rival selling drugs outside his apartment complex. Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson confirmed Jones was arrested and charged with first-degree murder.

2-year old Lavontay White was killed with his uncle Lazarec Collins while driving in the West Side of Chicago. The shooting was captured on Facebook Live bgroupy a pregnant woman who was wounded. Police believe Collins was the target as he is a know gang member. This shooting happened only a few hours after Takiya’ death.

In 2016, there were 760 murders due to gun violence. 70 people, since the new year, have been murdered.

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