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Girl, 16, fatally shot in Roseland

16-year-old Taylor Fitting who was shot killed Monday night Roseland. | Provided photo

16-year-old Taylor Fitting who was shot and killed Monday night in Roseland. | Provided photo

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Updated: November 13, 2012 12:09PM



A teenage girl who was dropped off at an area hospital with a gunshot wound to the head died late Monday.

The 16-year-old girl was shot in the head in the 11200 block of South Normal Avenue — just blocks from Fenger High School — about 9:25 p.m. in the Roseland neighborhood, police said.

The girl — identified by the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office as Taylor Fitting, of the 9300 block of South Winchester Avenue — was initially taken to Roseland Community Hospital in critical condition by an unidentified person, Police News Affairs Officer Amina Greer said.

Taylor was then transferred to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where she was pronounced dead at 11:35 p.m., according to the medical examiner’s office.

Susan Tranchita said she had heard her only granddaughter was with five friends in the back seat of a dark Cadillac with tinted window when she was shot.

“She was my life,” Tranchita, 62, said Tuesday. “I don’t think it’s hit [me] yet.”

Contributing: Sun-Times Media Wire



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