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Melissa Ortega Biography
Who was Melissa Ortega?
A stray bullet struck and killed a girl named Melissa Ortega as she walked with her mother down a Chicago street Saturday afternoon, according to the sources.
Melissa Ortega, whose family moved to Chicago from Mexico in August, was killed when a stray bullet shot her in the head at 2:30 p.m. m. Saturday during a shooting that targeted a 29-year-old gang member.
The shooting came as homicides in the city soared last year to 800, a number not seen since 798 were killed in 1996, while homicides rose 60 percent in two years, according to the Chicago Tribune.
The suspected shooter was dropped off by a vehicle before getting out of the car, when he began shooting, ABC7 told Chicago police.
How old was Melissa Ortega?
Melissa Ortega was only 8 years old.
Melissa Ortega Shot Full Details
Ortega and her mother were walking in the 4000 block of West 26th Street near South Pulaski Road around 2:45 p.m.
on Saturday when someone shot a 26-year-old man who was leaving a store at the same time.
According to authorities, Ortega was shot in the head in the crossfire. She was taken to Stroger Hospital, where she was pronounced dead a short time later.
In critical condition, the victim was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital.
According to authorities, Ortega and her mother were not the intended targets. According to the Chicago Sun-Times, the motive for the shooting is still unknown, although police say a battle between gangs is ongoing in the region.
According to a GoFundMe launched to help pay for Ortega’s burial expenses to send her back to her homeland of Mexico, Ortega and her mother arrived in Chicago from Mexico last August.