Girls, 11 and 12, shot in head in separate Chicago attacks

Bowers was shot in the head on Saturday while playing on this playground at Henderson Elementary School in Chicago

"She was just playing basketball outside and I guess a auto came up and got to shooting and shot her in the back of her head", Rochetta Tyler, Kanari's cousin, said through tears.

She was taken to Comer Children's Hospital, according to police, and was listed in critical condition. Her family also was struggling with the decision of whether to pull her off life support.

Holmes said Takia was on life support and had no brain activity before she died.

Williams was parked outside a dry cleaning store, where she worked, and planned to exchange cars with a co-worker when someone fired shots, Patsy Holmes said.

Takiya, who is now on life-support, was in the backseat of a vehicle with her mother and little brother when shots rang out around 19:40 local time on Saturday.

Now, the family is asking the public to pray for her recovery, and for anyone with information on the shooting to come forward. "We want whoever saw what happened to tell the police".

Police are investigating separate shootings on Chicago's South Side that left two young girls in critical condition.

She was playing with friends when gunfire erupted, officials said. Her family told reporters that on at least three occasions, paramedics and hospital staff could not detect her heartbeat. However, Carroll said that the shootings were not related and neither girl was the intended target.

No one is now in custody for either shooting, the Tribune reports.

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