16-Year-Old Girl Killed In Englewood Shooting
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UPDATED 06/18/12 9:46 a.m.
CHICAGO (CBS) – A 16-year-old girl was killed, and a wheelchair bound boy who had been shot before was injured, when someone opened fire on an Englewood neighborhood porch.
Shakaki Asphy, 16, died after she was shot three times in the chest, officials said. The shooting occurred about 7 p.m. in the 2000 block of West 70th Place and also wounded Leon Cunningham, 18.
The Chicago Sun-Times reports someone in a gray hoodie came running through the gangway and opened fire as the Asphy, a Harper High School student, was sitting on the porch of a home with friends.
Asphy and Cunningham were both taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn. Cunningham was listed in stable condition, while Asphy was pronounced dead.
Cunningham was paralyzed a few years ago when he was shot while sitting on the porch of his nearby home. He was in his wheelchair on the sidewalk when he was wounded Saturday, his mother told the Chicago Sun-Times.
Paramedics took both the 21-year-old man and 16-year-old girl to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where the man was listed in stable condition.
Asphy, of the 4200 block of South Vincennes Avenue — was pronounced dead at 3:47 a.m. Sunday, according to the medical examiner’s office.
The shooting happened on the same block that a 10-year-old girl, Siretha White, was shot to death on a porch while she celebrated her surprise birthday party in 2006. And a block away, two men were found shot to death in a car in 2010.
No one was in custody in the shooting that killed Asphy as of Monday morning.
The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.
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