Five-month-old girl shot in head & killed while sitting in rear of car on Chicago's South Side | The Sun

A 5-MONTH-OLD baby girl was shot and killed while in the back of a car on Friday.

The infant, who Police identified as Cecilia Thomas, was hit in the head by a bullet coming from another car in the South Shore neighborhood of Chicago.

She was taken to the hospital, where she died from her injuries.

There have not been any arrests made.

A local business owner told ABC7 Chicago the girl's father pulled over near 71st Street and Crandon Avenue about a mile and a half away from the shooting after she began crying.

A 41-year man who was in a separate car was shot around the eye, and was taken to the hospital but is expected to survive his injuries.

Crisis responder Andrew Holmes told ABC he spoke with Cecilia's mother.   

“Nine months she carried that baby, nourished that baby and it takes a damn fool to discharge that weapon and take baby's life,” he said.

A nurse, identified only as Jackie, had she had never seen anything like the baby's injuries.

Activist and Mayoral Candidate Ja'Mal Green is offering a $5000 reward for information on the case.

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