22 Shot in 12 Hours in Chicago

11-year-old girl is killed by stray bullet
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 19, 2014 12:31 PM CDT
22 Shot in 12 Hours in Chicago
Police displayed some of the nearly 3,400 illegal firearms they have confiscated so far this year earlier this month.   (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

Chicago's violent summer continues: Police say 22 people were shot between 3:30pm yesterday and 3am today. Among the victims is an 11-year-old girl who was killed by a stray bullet while inside a home, reports the Chicago Tribune. "If you can't even be at home, where can you be safe?" asks a cousin of Shamiya Adams. She was reportedly at a friend's house for a slumber party, reports the Chicago Sun-Times. All the other shooting victims, including a 12-year-old girl shot in the same neighborhood, are expected to survive. (More Chicago stories.)

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