14-year-old girl shot dead in Chicago after fight over a boy; "No place in Chicago is safe for teenagers"

Published 29 April 2014  |  
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Endia Martin

A 14-year-old girl has been shot dead in Chicago following a fight over a boy on Monday.

Police Supt. Garry McCarthy told The Chicago Tribute: "They were fighting over a boy. You introduce a gun into it and we've now got a murder."

Endia Martin, who was a freshman at nearby Tilden Career Community Academy High School, was shot by a rival group on her way home from school. A female-group reportedly opened fire on Martin and her friend, who was also shot in the arm.

Martin was pronounced dead shortly after being rushed to the University of Chicago Comer Children's Hospital. Her friend is currently in stable condition.

The tragic incident happened on 900 block of west Garfield Boulevard, when Martin came across a group of girls from another school. The girls allegedly exchanged a few words before one opened fired on Martin, according to police.

According to the victim's family, they believe that the fight could have started on Facebook.

Martin's stepfather Kent Kennedy said they only just transferred her to Tilden Academy far away from home in hopes of keeping her safe. "No place in Chicago is safe for teenagers nowadays," he said.

Kennedy also told: WLS-TV: "No child needs to be gunned down like a dog in the street. Nobody, period."

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