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9-year-old girl killed, 10 injured at confirmation party in Chicago mass shooting

April 14, 2024

The Chicago Tribune reported on a tragic shooting in the city’s New City neighborhood, where a 9-year-old girl was killed and 10 others were injured. ShotSpotter alerted police to the incident, which took place during a family gathering for a confirmation celebration. The family of the young victim are reportedly long-time residents of the neighborhood and were in the process of moving due to rampant violence. “We were just a little too late,” he said. “At this point, we would’ve moved anywhere because of the gun violence here in the neighborhood. It’s too much.”