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Who was Sarabi Medina? killed in Portage Park shooting

BY Shahzad Saeed Aug 07, 2023. 03:54 pm UPDATED: Aug 07, 2023. 03:58 pm

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Sarabi Medina, a young child, was killed after being shot in the head on Saturday night in Portage Park, according to the Chicago Police Department.

Sarabi Medina was who?

8-year-old Sarabi Medina was shot in the head outside her house. The girl may have been the intended victim, according to the police.

Andrew Holmes, a community activist, claims that Sarabi Medina intended to get ice cream for both her and her father. Holmes claimed that the girl’s father had asked her to put her scooter away.

“He gave her cash so she could buy ice cream. For her and her dad, she purchased ice cream. Then he instructed her to raise her scooter, but this person ran across the street and fired that weapon before she had a chance to do so. We currently have a lost child,” Holmes said.

A police-recognized man allegedly approached a crowd in the 3500 block of North Long Avenue at around 9:40 p.m. and pulled a revolver on them. Then he fired a headshot at Medina. According to the police, she was admitted to Stroger Hospital in critical condition and later pronounced dead.

“Another baby that hasn’t had a chance to return to school is the issue we’re currently facing. Her father and I spoke. She simply adored attending school, he claimed,” Holmes continued.

The father’s agonizing screams could be heard by other neighbors after his 8-year-old daughter was shot and killed in front of her home. One of the neighbors allegedly said, “I just heard the shots, then I heard the father screaming, and I called 911.” It’s unfortunate that you always hear there was a child involved, a neighbor added.

Police claim that a second man who was on the scene attacked the shooter in an effort to take his weapon away. According to police, the shooter was hit in the face during the struggle. He was transported to Illinois Masonic Medical Center in critical condition, according to the authorities.

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Police said they were investigating the shooting and discovered a weapon on the scene. As of Sunday afternoon, the suspect had been detained and was being charged.

The father has previously lost a loved one to gun violence, according to Alder Ruth Cruz. “Like he lost his daughter today, he lost his wife four years ago. He is currently grieving the loss of his daughter and his wife, who was also killed outside the apartment where they lived, the witness added.

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