Minutes after a jury returned guilty verdicts for 21-year-old Juan Barraza, Cook County Judge Stanley Sacks convicted 19-year-old Luis Hernandez for Aliyah Shell’s murder.
Police have arrested dozens of members of two street gangs and seized millions of dollars in cash and illegal drugs as part of a major crackdown on gangs in the wake of rising violence to start the year.
The mother of a 6-year-old girl who was gunned down in front of her Little Village home over the weekend said the two purported gang members charged with murder are “not people, they’re animals.”
Two people have been charged in the shooting death of a 6-year-old girl in the Little Village neighborhood.
A bizarre weekend where the high exceeded 80 degrees also brought a rash of violence across Chicago, which left at least 10 people dead and some 40 others wounded.