14-year-old girl fatally shot on South Side

A young girl is victim of gun violence on Chicago's South Side when the 14-year-old was killed and another teenager was wounded in a shooting in the 900 block of West Garfield in the Back of the Yards Neighborhood.
April 29, 2014 6:03:23 AM PDT
A young girl is victim of gun violence on Chicago's South Side when the 14-year-old was killed and another teenager was wounded in a shooting in the 900 block of West Garfield in the Back of the Yards Neighborhood.

The girl was shot while walking home from school. She later died at Comer Children's Hospital. Another teenage girl was shot. Police, meanwhile, are still searching for who pulled the trigger.

As the family of 14-year-old Endia Martin left the hospital, her mother and father, Kent and Joanie Kennedy made a plea for the killers to turn themselves in.

"Just give it up. Turn yourself in," Joanie Kennedy said.

"No child needs to be gunned down like a dog in the street. Nobody, period," said Kent Kennedy.

The shooting happened around 4:30 Monday afternoon. Her parents say it was the result of an argument and words exchanged with other girls on Facebook.

Kirk Peals saw fight.

"All girls," he said. "Kids. Nobody over 15."

Martin's parents said she was a freshman at Hyde Park Academy and was just transferred there because they thought she'd be safer.

"We never would imagine one of our kids would be gunned down like this," Kent Kenndy said. "For what? She wasn't a gangbanger. It just boggles my mind."

The other teenage girl shot is at St. Bernard Hospital in stable condition after being shot in the arm.


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