CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago anti-violence group is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in the killing of an 8-year-old girl shot in the back during Labor Day weekend.
Early Walker, the founder of I’m Telling, Don’t Shoot, told reporters Friday that the cash reward would be “immediately dispersed if we get the correct information and we can get correct charges.”
Dajore Wilson was in an SUV with other family members on Sept. 7 when they stopped at a red light on Chicago's South Side and someone in vehicle behind them opened fire.
Dajore was struck in the back and fatally wounded, while a 31-year-old man and a 30-year-old woman riding with her were seriously wounded. The shooting also triggered a crash that injured a third person in the SUV.
Dajore's death made her the sixth child younger than 10 to be shot to be shot and killed in Chicago since late June.
Chicago Police Supt. David Brown has said the shooting was prompted by an ongoing gang feud and that Dajore was not the intended target. The Chicago Police Department later released surveillance photos of a black Dodge Charger believed to be involved in the shooting.
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