Three teenage boys have been charged with the shooting of a 6-year-old girl while she was riding a scooter on the Far South Side last week.
Landon Barker, 16, of an undisclosed address, was charged in the attack that left a girl family members identify as Quianna Tomplins wounded, police said in a release Tuesday evening. Terrence Lynom, 16, of the 1800 block of North Luna Avenue, and Angelo Clark, of the 12100 block of South Lafayette Avenue, were charged this morning with first-degree attempted murder and aggravated battery with a firearm. Police gave Clark's age as 15.
The shooting started about 8 p.m. Friday during a barbecue in the 300 block of West 105th Street in an area neighbors have nicknamed “Trouble City.” A young man spotted two others and started shooting, and the two returned fire.
Quianna was struck in the chest and a woman in her 50s was shot in the thigh. Quianna remains in critical condition at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn. The woman was treated and released from the hospital, spokesman Mike Maggio.
Chicago Police said the barbecue was part of an annual memorial for Brandon Snype, a man who was shot to death on the same street five years ago.