A seven-year-old girl in Chicago was shot dead while selling cold drinks and candy at a street-stand with her mother. Heaven Sutton is now the 253rd victim in Chicago’s murder rate this year.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel was furious over the tragedy.
“Where in your world experience do you take a shot at another adult next to a kid,” he said in a press conference Thursday. “Near a child? How dare you?”
Sutton’s mother, Ashake Banks, believes the shooter was a gang member targeting someone else and her daughter got stuck in the middle.”But they really didn’t even care,” she says. “They killed my baby.”