Family of Little Village teen Angie Monroy fatally shot in December leading weekend walk, vigil

CHICAGO (WLS) -- The family of a 16 year-old girl who was shot and killed in Little Village in December 2019, will leading a walk and vigil to call for justice in her death on Saturday.

"My favorite memory of my daughter is her smile," shared Maria Monroy, mother.

Angie Monroy was walking home from work on the 2400-block of South Rockwell when she was shot in the head.

Monroy's father, Luciano Monroy, spotted the crime scene on his way to pick her up.

"I saw the ambulance coming down, and I get to the store and that's when I saw it was closed. That's when I knew something happened," he said.

Angie's mother said her world has been shattered.

"They took a lot of dreams from my daughter. To know that she won't be able to fulfill them breaks my heart," said Maria Monroy.

Those dreams included becoming a firefighter and working hard so her parents wouldn't have to.

On Saturday the Monroy family will lead a walk for Angie in hopes of bringing the killer to justice, starting at Benito Juarez and ending at Rockwell Street and 23rd Place where Angie's life ended.

"We want justice more than anything, just justice," Maria said. "We don't want them to keep breaking hearts of good families."
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