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Takiya Holmes, 11, Dies Three Days After Shooting

Takiya Holmes, 11, Dies Three Days After Shooting

He says the girl's grandparents and mother have been at her bedside.

A toddler, believed to be between the ages of 2 and 3, was one of two people killed in a broad-daylight shooting Tuesday in Chicago.

Takiya, 11, passed away at Comer Children's Hospital, but community activist Andrew Holmes said his niece was being kept on life support to protect her organs for donation. While Kanari was running for safety, a bullet struck her.

Just some 30 minutes earlier, Kanari Gentry Bowers, 12, was playing basketball on a Henderson Elementary School court, when she-also not an intended target, police said-was shot in the back of the head after gunshots rang out.

Then at about 7:40 p.m., the 11-year-old was shot in the head while sitting in the back of a vehicle, the police said. She was shot in the neck according to family, and the bullet severed her spinal cord.

On Saturday night, Takiya Holmes was sitting in a minivan with her family near 65th and King Drive, when someone started shooting.

"I talked to her two days after, and for her to sit there and say she was scared of getting shot", Williams said. "But it's grim and we want prayers to go up for her".

She had not showed any signs of brain activity since she was taken to the hospital on Saturday. She also remains in critical condition, at Stroger Hospital.

"Any time one of our children is shot, it is a priority", Lopez said, adding that her shooting stemmed from an argument between rival gangs.

In 2016 more than 4,300 shootings and 762 murders were recorded by the Chicago Tribune newspaper. The Windy City saw 3,550 shooting incidents and 762 homicides past year.


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