A young girl shot in Chicago over the weekend has succumbed to her injuries; another innocent victim of gun violence in the city.
Takiya Holmes, 11, was struck by a stray bullet while sitting in the backseat of a parked van on Saturday. Holmes told her cousin weeks before the incident that she feared getting shot.
According to The Chicago Tribune, murder charges have been filed against 19-year-old Antwan C. Jones in the death of Holmes. Jones was charged on Wednesday. Information about how police tied Jones to the shooting was not yet available, notes the report.
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The family is collecting donations online. “We appreciate your continued support of the family as they make end of life arrangements and celebrate their beloved Takiya Holmes,” says the page.
“Praying that she is being loved up on by our ancestors,” wrote her cousin, Rachel-Rae Williams.
Kanari Bowers, 12, was shot within the same hour as Holmes, struck in the head while playing basketball at a school playground. Bowers is currently hospitalized and in critical condition.
Family, friends and community members held a vigil for Holmes to honor the young girl’s life.