MADRID, 25 One. (EUROPA PRESS) –
Chicago police have claimed to have “strong leads” in the Chicago murder of an eight-year-old Mexican girl who had recently moved to the city with her mother and was killed by a stray bullet over the weekend.
“We do not want to publish any information that could put this criminal at risk of bringing this criminal to justice as soon as possible, so we will wait to verify any evidence, but we hope to announce the results of this investigation soon.” city policeman, David Brown, at a press conference on Monday.
In this sense, he has remarked that the loss of the life of an eight-year-old girl, a “little girl”, and in “those circumstances or in any circumstance” is “simply unspeakable”, according to Telemundo Chicago.
Melissa Ortega was walking with her mother in the Little Village neighborhood in Chicago on Saturday afternoon when the shots were heard and they tried to flee the shooting, but two bullets hit the girl and she died, according to the Chicago Police.
Initial investigations indicate that the main intended target was a 26-year-old man, an alleged member of the ‘Gangster Two Six’ street gang, who was also hit by a bullet in the lower back and is hospitalized.
So far this year there have been 34 murders in the city, as reported by the ‘Chicago Tribune’.