Basketball player shot on South Side while visiting family for holidays

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Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Juanita Robinson

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A 24-year-old basketball player was shot four times while in Chicago visiting family for the holidays.[br /][br /]Juanita Robinson was taking bags out of her car at her grandmother's in the 8600-block of South Morgan Street at 6:10 p.m. on Christmas Eve when a gray vehicle drove by and shot her four times.[br /][Ads /][br /]Robinson played basketball at the University of Missouri before graduating in May. She now plays semi-pro basketball in Georgia and was getting ready to play basketball overseas.[br /][br /][media ID="1676870" /][br /][br /]A [url HREF="[br /]" TARGET="" REL=""]GoFundMe page[/url] was set up for her recovery costs with a goal of raising $10,000.[br /][Ads /][br /]"I have not given up on the Lord nor my dreams, and pray that I am able to not only walk again, but also play basketball," Robinson wrote on the page.[br /][br /]A prayer vigil will be held at Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn on Saturday at 12 p.m.