CHICAGO—On Wednesday, August 5, the Chicago Police Department (CPD) announced that first degree murder charges will be pressed against Christopher Lara, 19. He was involved in the death of a 10-year-old girl in the Logan Square neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois, on June 27. Lena Marie Nunez, 10, was shot in the head while sitting at her grandma’s apartment with her cousin.
Brendan Deenihan, the chief of CPD states that the incident occurred at 9: 30 p.m. on June 27. At that time, Nunez was visiting her grandma on the 3500 block of West Dickens Avenue. She was on the second floor inside the apartment building when a person fired gunshots down the street. The bullet went through the second floor and killed the little girl. Deenihan indicates Nunez was not the intended target to the suspect.
“Once again, just visiting. Honestly, not doing anything wrong. And definitely not a target for anybody’s violence,” said Deenihan.
Lara was not the shooter, but he both dropped off and picked up the shooter, according to the Chicago Tribune.
Amid the investigation, the community and the neighborhood provided information to help the police officers, which included information on the suspect’s vehicle.
“Obviously, every murder is important. But when you have a ten-year-old little girl killed, it’s pulled everybody’s heart,” said Deenihan.
The police officers are still looking for the shooter. They ask people who have any information about the incident contact them.