22 Shot in 12 Hours in Chicago

11-year-old girl is killed by stray bullet

By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff

Posted Jul 19, 2014 12:31 PM CDT

(Newser) – Chicago's violent summer continues: Police say 22 people were shot between 3:30pm yesterday and 3am today. Among the victims is an 11-year-old girl who was killed by a stray bullet while inside a home, reports the Chicago Tribune. "If you can't even be at home, where can you be safe?" asks a cousin of Shamiya Adams. She was reportedly at a friend's house for a slumber party, reports the Chicago Sun-Times. All the other shooting victims, including a 12-year-old girl shot in the same neighborhood, are expected to survive.

Police displayed some of the nearly 3,400 illegal firearms they have confiscated so far this year earlier this month.
Police displayed some of the nearly 3,400 illegal firearms they have confiscated so far this year earlier this month.   (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)
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