2 girls on life support after weekend shootings in Chicago
CHICAGO (WGN) -- Five people were killed, and at least 19 others injured in shootings in Chicago over the weekend.
Two girls -- ages 11 and 12 -- were among those injured and are on life support.
One girl was shot in West Englewood around 7:15 p.m. Saturday.
12-year-old Kanari Gentry-Bowers was playing basketball on the playground at Henderson Elementary School when she was shot in the neck.The bullet severed her spinal cord.
Thirty minutes later, 11-year-old Takiya Holmes was sitting in a minivan with her family near 65th and King Drive, when someone started shooting. Takiya was hit in the head.
The 11-year-old is a cousin of well-known community activist Andrew Holmes. He's offering a $1,000 reward for information.
The organization Assata's Daughters is raising money to support Takiya and her family.To donate, go to: donorbox.org