Paige Fry
Chicago Tribune

A 14-year-old girl and a 21-year-old woman are both in custody after the woman shot the girl in the chest when the girl tried to rob her Friday afternoon in the Little Village neighborhood, Chicago police said.


The two met in the 2300 block of South Drake Avenue about 5:45 p.m. for a sale, police said. The girl pulled out a pellet gun and hit Araceli Diaz, of Maywood, on the head with it. When the girl tried to take Diaz’s property without paying for it, Diaz took out a handgun and shot the girl in the chest.

The girl, who is not named because she is a juvenile, was taken to Stroger Hospital in serious condition, police said. Diaz left the area in a white car and police later found a pellet gun near the scene.

Diaz, who has a valid Firearm Owners Identification card but not a concealed carry license, was charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon. She was taken into custody in the 1400 block of South 57th Court in Cicero about an hour later, police said.

The 14-year-old was charged with attempted robbery with a firearm, police said.

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