Young Teen Murdered In Boyfriend’s Vehicle

CHICAGO (CBS) — Blame it on the weather or on the three day weekend.

This past weekend was particularly violent for Chicago Police.

Twenty-six people were shot across the city, six of whom died.

As CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports, one of them was a high school sophomore eager to go to her first job interview.

“She was my only daughter, and I was waiting to see her come through the door.” Karla Allen, mother of slain teenager.

But Karla Allen’s namesake, her baby girl, never made it home. Last night the high school sophomore was the victim of a drive-by shooting.

It happened in the 900 Block of west Garfield. Relatives say Allen’s boyfriend was driving, she was in the passenger seat, and another man was in back. They had stopped for the light when a car came up.

“The vehicle drove next to them and brandished a handgun and started firing.”Said Stan West, the victim’s cousin.

Relatives believe the boyfriend was a target, just why is unclear. Police are still investigating. Today, at Tilden High School where Allen was a sophomore friends remembered a smart young woman who was looking forward to a job interview.

“She was the type of woman that when she put her mind to something that she loved she could achieve anything.” Said Johnathan McGee, student at Tilden High School. It’s hard to take it in to know we lost someone over some dumb stuff.

“She was my only daughter and I can never get her back, but give me closure please.” Said Allen’s mom.

The passenger in the back of the car was also shot and critically wounded.

The boyfriend, who was driving the car was not harmed.

In fact, police are looking for him because he ran away from the scene.

They’d like to know who shot and killed his girlfriend, and if the bullet was meant for him.

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  • mike

    And the pathetic Black self-genocide continues……..

  • ron

    And the boyfriend (target) ran away? lol. What an effin coward. Oh well, it’s sad that this young woman didn’t know how much of a pathetic loser her boyfriend was. Her mom should have known better too.

  • Meesh

    Regardless of what was said in the last 2 ignorant comments, a young, innocent life was taken way too soon. It sounds like she was a remarkable young woman. May her friends and family find comfort in the fond memories they have of her, my prayers go out to them.

  • Linda

    “Blame it on the weather or the 3 day week-end.” What the heck is wrong with these reporters being so ignorant??? The blame lies with the stupid person that pulled the trigger. Do the ones doing all this killing really think it makes them a big man??? Not, it makes them lower than a snakes belly.

  • William Berry

    As a staff member at the high school she attended, I would like to say that she was a very good smart student. She had a 23 on her ACT Practice Exam. She once stated that her intentions was to become a teacher in the future, and she was very well liked in the school. She will be missed by all of the staff and students at Tilden, and our prayers go out to her and her family.

  • mike

    MEESH: IGNORANT COMMENTS????? They’re TRUE PAL!!!! I remember a public service commercial that said:”Let’s imagine for a minute that killing Black youth was an Olympic sport. These people (than they showed the Ku Klux Klan) would get the Bronze.These people ( then they showed Neo-Nazis)) would get the Silver but THESE PEOPLE (THEN THEY SHOWED BLACK THUGS) would get thet GOLD MEDAL!!!!”
    and my heart goes out to her family too

  • tunafish charlie

    the boy friend ran away so that does tell you that he was the target..he dam well knows who it was and why…if you know some one is after you then don’t put others in danger…die by your self…the very young girl is DEAD and the friend in the back seat might die as well but he’s still alive with out a scare on him. he ran away because he though they would get out the car on foot and BLAST his chicken A**….well they miss him that time and a course no one is gonna SNITCH…i feel terrible for that young girl but as for him MAN up and go to the cops at least do that for the girls family as well as your own, but if you don’t then DIE MOTHER F’er …YEAH I SAD IT…makes me so darn mad when the INNOCENT has to pay the cost for some FOOL PUNKS on the street..ABORT your self’s…SUCKER

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