Young sisters shot in chest, 1 fatally, in Belmont Central shooting on NW Side, Chicago police say


CHICAGO (WLS) -- A 7-year-old girl is dead and her 6-year-old sister is "fighting for her life" after they were shot Sunday in Belmont Central on the city's Northwest Side, according to Chicago police.The two girls were in a vehicle parked on the street just before 3 p.m. in the 6200 block of West Grand Avenue when they were both shot, police said.The 6-year-old sustained a gunshot wound to the chest and right armpit, and was transported to Loyola University Medical Center in stable condition.

BREAKING—ANOTHER CHILD KILLED. Chicago Police say a 7-year-old girl is dead and a 6-year-old is in the hospital after both were shot in the 6200 block of w Grand this afternoon. Latest LIVE @ABC7Chicago at 5 pm. pic.twitter.com/2YyC4JuJZW

— Jesse Kirsch (@JesseKirschABC7) August 15, 2021
The 7-year-old was also shot in the chest, but later died at the hospital, officials said."To say I'm saddened and outraged is an understatement," said Chicago Police Chief Brian McDermott. "I only hope every resident in this city is as angry, saddened and outraged as I am at this time.Police said the girls are sisters and don't believe they were the intended targets.

WATCH: CPD gives update on Belmont Central shooting of 2 young sisters



Area Five Detectives are investigating and working to collect any surveillance video in the area.A $2,000 reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest and conviction, Community activist Andew Holmes said Sunday."It's not about the money it's just about catching these individuals before they strike and hit another child. Stop killing our children," Holmes said.More than 250 children have been shot and 32 killed so far this year in Chicago, according to police data."Too many young people have lost their lives to senseless gun violence in Chicago," McDermott said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police or share tips anonymously to CPDtip.com.

Report a correction or typo