Posted February 16, 2017 11:40 am by Comments

By Andrew Shepperson

Takiya Holmes, 11, Lavontay White, 2, and Kanari Gentry-Bowers, 12, were all fatally shot this past week (Family photos via Chicago Sun Times)

Takiya Holmes, 11, Lavontay White, 2, and Kanari Gentry-Bowers, 12, were all fatally shot this past week (Family photos via Chicago Sun Times)

Twelve-year-old Kanari Gentry-Bowers died in a hospital bed Wednesday night, the third child in two days to die from gunfire in the city of Chicago.

The Chicago Tribune reports that Gentry-Bowers died from a gunshot wound to the spine suffered Saturday night. Police are still investigating the shooting and do not have a suspect in custody.

Police have caught a break in the case of the shooting of Takiya Holmes, an 11-year old girl who was fatally shot in the head Saturday night just minutes after Gentry-Bowers was shot. Antwan Jones, the 19-year-old suspect currently in custody for the shooting, was reportedly trying to hit three rival gang members when he shot Holmes.

A two-year-old boy, Lavontay White Jr., was also fatally shot this week. Tuesday afternoon the vehicle in which he was riding was ambushed in a alleged gang-related attack.

White Jr. was one of five people to die from gunfire in Chicago on Valentine’s Day. At least seven others were wounded.

In a Wednesday morning news conference, Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson expressed frustration that so many …Read the Rest

Source:: Guns.com

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