Six-year-old Quianna Tompkins was shot in the back and critically injured while attending a memorial service for a victim of gun violence Friday.
Tompkins and about 40 others were at a vigil for Brandon “Bones” Snipe, 24, who was killed five years ago in Chicago when gunshots rang out. Tompkins and a 52-year-old woman were hit by stray bullets, according to NBC Chicago News.
A witness, Vanessa Rose, described seeing the little girl run from the sidewalk to the grass, where shortly after she collapsed. While witnesses say they saw the woman turn around with blood gushing from her chest. Bystanders immediately called 911.
Authorities have one person in custody. However, they suspect more people are involved.
Tompkins’ mother, Juannakee Kennedy, told ABC News: “[Quianna] is fighting for her life as we speak.” She begged the teens, many onlookers saw running from the incident, to turn themselves in to authorities.
“Please, I know you didn’t mean to do this on purpose. Please don’t go through life with guilt on your heart. We forgive you. We just want some justice for our baby,” said Kennedy.