Shot dead while playing on her own front porch: Tragedy as girl, six, is gunned down in cold blood
- Two teenagers charged with Aliyah Shell’s murder in Chicago
- Weekend of violence for the city as seven people killed and 39 shot
- A six-year-old girl has died after being shot outside her house in a mysterious drive-by attack.
A six-year-old girl has died after being shot outside her house in a mysterious drive-by attack.
Two teenage gang members have been arrested over Aliyah Shell’s murder in Chicago on Saturday afternoon, one of seven killings in the city over the weekend.
Neighbours have paid tribute to the slain girl, calling her ‘our little angel’ and saying she was ‘really sweet’.
Aliyah was sitting on her front porch with her mother and sister in the Little Village neighbourhood of western Chicago when a grey pick-up truck drew up outside the house.
Someone fired four shots at the family and two of them hit the six-year-old in the abdomen, according to a neighbour who watched the carnage.
She was taken to a nearby hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
On Sunday afternoon, police removed a pink piece of clothing decorated with Minnie Mouse from the family’s porch.
Two teenagers were arrested and charged with murder and aggravated discharge of a firearm in the wake of the killing.