11-Year-Old Chicago Girl Dies After Being Shot in the Head

Bowers was shot in the head on Saturday while playing on this playground at Henderson Elementary School in Chicago

Bowers was shot in the head on Saturday while playing on this playground at Henderson Elementary School in Chicago

"We're trying to keep her here with us", Holmes said.

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Reporters said Holmes told her cousin weeks before the incident that she feared getting shot. Her uncle, community activist Andrew Holmes, said the little girl is on life support. According to family members, Kanari was shot in the neck and the bullet shattered her spine.

Takiya Holmes, the cousin of anti-violence activist Andrew Holmes, was sitting in a vehicle at 7:40 p.m. when shots were fired, police said.

Kanari was shot while playing basketball outside of her elementary school, which is equipped with several cameras. Ald.

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An 11-year-old girl who was shot in the head over the weekend had died.

Now, the family is asking the public to pray for her recovery, and for anyone with information on the incident to come forward.

11-year old Kanari Gentry Bowers and 12-year old Takiya Holmes were both shot in the head, and they're now on life support.

"Hopefully, she can pull though", she said. On Feb 11 she was shot in the head and remains in critical condition. "But it's grim and we want prayers to go up for her".

"The bullet passed through her brain stem", said 15th Ward Ald. "People who they were shooting at, they know who was shooting at them" Andrew Holmes said. She succumbed to her injuries Tuesday morning. The young girl was sitting in the back seat of a minivan with her 3-year-old brother, mother and aunt.