7-year-old girl shot during memorial for young shooting victim
CHICAGO, Ill. (WGN) -- A 7-year-old was released from the hospital after being shot during a memorial for another young shooting victim on the city's West Side.
The shooting happened just before 8 p.m. Sunday near the intersection of North and Major in the Austin neighborhood.
A large group was gathered in the area to mourn the death of a 14-year-old boy who was killed in a gang-related shooting in the same neighborhood earlier in the day.
Jamia Barnes was shot in the wrist, and a 40-year-old woman was also wounded, while trying to cross the street.
Ashake Banks, a woman attending the memorial, ran up to Jamia, picked her up and drove her to West Suburban Hospital in Oak Park.
Banks' 7-year-old daughter, Heaven Sutton, was shot and killed in 2012 while selling candy in front of her home.
Investigators are searching for evidence in between cars parked on Major Ave.
Police are not yet discussing the circumstances of the shooting.
No arrests have been made. The investigation is ongoing.
Barnes is the fourth child to be shot in Chicago in the last two weeks.