7-year-old girl killed, sister wounded in shooting on Northwest Side

Two little girls were shot Sunday afternoon in the Belmont Cragin neighborhood on Chicago’s northwest side.

Serenity Broughton,7, was struck in the chest and torso. 

She died at Loyola University Medical Center. 

Her 6-year old sister is wounded and being treated at the same hospital.

Their grandfather told FOX 32 News, the girls and their mother visit him every Sunday.

The girls were getting in their mother’s Chevy Equinox, parked in the 6200 block of W. Grand Ave.. when someone fired shots at the vehicle. Both girls were struck multiple times.

Chalk drawings and children’s toys could be seen outside the grandfather’s house. He said he has never had any trouble near his house.

Police canvassed the neighborhood, looking for information and private security video. 

Community activists are offering a reward for information leading to an arrest.

A law firm across the street is holding a peace walk this Saturday in honor of the two girls.

The Community Peace Walk begins at 11 a.m., at 5200 W. Fullerton Ave. and will end at 6242 W. Grand Ave.

There is a GoFundMe account set up to help the family pay for funeral expenses.