(TIML NEWS) Two young girls are in critical condition, fighting for their lives, after being shot in the head in two separate incidents in Chicago this weekend, police told the media. The shootings happened in two different inner city neighborhoods within an hour of each other.
Kanari Bowers, 12, was playing with friends at a playground Saturday evening when shots rang out. Chicago Police said the shooting took place on the 1900 block of W. 57th street at approximately 7:10 p.m. (8:10 p.m. ET).
The 12-year-old girl sustained a gunshot wound to her head and was transported to Stroger Hospital, police said.
“She is fighting, she is really fighting,” Bowers’ cousin Rochetta Tyler told WLS
. Hours after the shooting, the little girl’s “heart stopped three times,” Tyler said.
Thirty minutes later and less than three miles away, an 11-year-old girl was hit in the head by a bullet as she sat in the backseat of a minivan, police said.