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17-year-old charged with shooting teenage girl in the neck at Evanston Garden party – NBC Chicago

A 17-year-old suspect has been charged with a July shooting at a backyard party that seriously injured a teenage girl.

On the evening of July 25, the girl was with other teenagers at a party in the 1300 block of Fowler Avenue when someone fired at least seven shots over a fence, it said. the police.

The girl was shot in the neck and taken to St. Francis Hospital, then transferred to Lurie Children’s Hospital where she was listed in critical condition. She turned 14 last Monday.

Police said another person at the party was the intended target.

The minor, whose name has not been released due to his age, was arrested on August 11. He was charged as an adult with attempted first degree murder and aggravated assault. He lives in the village of Sauk.

According to a GoFundMe page started by the party host, the girl remained on life support on August 10 but was out of a coma.

“Her family and friends are devastated as she fights for her life,” the host wrote. “Everyone is praying for his recovery and optimistic.”

The host said she decided to throw a small party for her daughter’s 14th birthday last month. “The kids were excited about the cake design, the seafood baking, the garden game and the music they would play from their playlists.

“Within 20 minutes an unknown, uninvited person opened fire over a fence in my backyard… Multiple shots,” she posted.

NBC Chicago

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