9-Year Old Caught In Crossfire & Killed Playing Jump Rope In Chicago

- By Bossip Staff

Violence continues to grip the city of Chicago. Tanja Stokes, 9, was killed and her cousin Ariana Jones, 7, wounded in a shooting on the city’s South Side, yesterday.

The two were jumping rope outside when witnesses say at least two gunmen rode by on bikes and riddled the house that the two girls were playing in front of with bullets. Both little girls were shot in the head and Jones remains in critical condition.

Though family members say they don’t know why the house was targeted, they say the shooters were well aware that there were children playing outside.

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  • IN THE ZONE

    😦

  • ~ChynaPeach~

    When is enough gonna be enough? They kill our kids everyday without caring about the families that have to deal with their carelessness if u want to kill so bad kill urself. leave innocent ppl out of it!

  • amyee81

    chicago is worse than i thought. so sad 😦

  • Hispaniola Brotherhoood

    Stories like these should be front and center not the opinion piece whining about who Russell Simmons dates. Russell Simmons dating black women will not help the community. Learning from this young lady’s tragic death will.

  • LISTENUP

    WHILE OBAMAN SITS AND DOES NOTHING WITH BLACK CHILDREN DYING IN THE STREETS OF HIS HOME TOWN. EVEN BILL CLINTON WOULD COME OUT AND SPEAK UP ABOUT THIS KIND OF STUFF. HE IS USELESS. ONE TERM AND ONE TERM ONLY. AND MICHELLE WHERE ARE YOU ON THIS? ON I FORGOT, ON VACATION.

    • ignoranceizbliss

      They probably care about Obama and what he’d have to say as much as they cared about the girl…If someone can’t figure that they shouldn’t shoot at/around kids or anyone for that matter then there’s no hope for them…they should be shot

  • 7lady

    This is terribly sad! I feel outraged! What is wrong with Chicago? What is wrong with our youth everywhere? Us adults got to come together!! This sh*t has to STOP!!

  • Angel

    This is so sad. It seems like living in Chicago may be a living hell.

  • Chelly chell

    My thoughts and prayers are with this family!!! I used to reside in Chicago and I pretty much feared for my life living there. Everyday you would read or hear about 20-30 shootings happening on the southside alone….(let’s not forgot about the westside, south suburbs, northside etc)! I’m living in Atlanta now and loving it! Yes, violence is everywhere, but I have a peace of mind knowing that I can go to my mailbox, sit on the porch, have a conversation with my neighbors without being shot.

    Once again, my thoughts and prayers are with this family!!!!

  • Just Sayin

    Really Sad!

  • TRALADY

    This is such a sad story… SMH!

  • Somali Ninga

    These storys make me angry! 😦
    RIP

  • Moreaces

    Now this is the kind of story that really makes you think end of days.. tragic, and sad

  • nettie

    What is wrong with Chicago? Every minute something is happening? Too many innocent children getting killed over senseless shit!!! Smdh

  • BLACK MEN, STOP KILLING OUR YOUTH!!!

    Black men are always bashing black women and pointing out our flaws. Yet black men continue to remain oblivious to their violence in our communities.

    Black men are destroying one another, and they are killing innocent children over bullshyt.

    Black men always like to say black women wear weaves, we have attitudes, we are overweight etc yet they never address their violent tendencies in our communities!!!

    Black men get it together and stop killing other black people. Black men have killed more black people than they fu_king KK.K. Enough is enough!!!!

    R.i.p to this little girl, hopefully the other one survives.

  • emmettmays85

    R.I.P to the fallen angel

  • LYRICS

    i can’t read it, but i will say that Chi needs 2 DO SUMTHIN’ ABOUT ALL THIS BULLISHT GOIN’ DOWN IN THE CITY!!!!! HAVEN’T THEY NOTICED THAT A LOT OF INNOCENT CHILDREN ARE BEIN’ HURT N’ KILL’D!!!!????

  • djames

    Its sad and scary because I live in Chicago and that was literally around the corner from my house. I’m a young black male myself in my early 20s and its sad seeing my black brothers act so stupid, they don care about anybody not even themselves. They need to bring the National Guard because I fear for myself and my family in these streets

  • emmettmays85

    chicago is a city of total destruction

  • A sad day!!

    “WHY ISN’T THERE 400 COMMENTS ON THIS THREAD”!!? I betcha if this was about Rhi-rhi, neyo or who is dating who, we would see 9000 comments. SMH!

  • Kem War

    Putting the killers in prison is to soft of a punishment.

  • emmettmays85

    man we need to stop , we are burrying too many of our beautiful black babies

  • romaro1

    so now its Obama’s fault! GTFOH

  • Sanriobaby =^.^=

    Is no place safe for kids to play?!!! Communities need to take back thier blocks and get rid of the gangbangers and drugdealers. The whole idea of “stop snitchin” has resulted in our communities being held hostage by the lowest of humanity. People need to take a stand and fight back, get with local leaders and demand that the police do more. But this can only happen if people are willing to speak up and speak out against crime. Until then, we will continue to bury babies who’ve died simply b/c they are playing outside. Don’t let these kids continue to die in vain!

  • !!!!!

    SO SAD.

  • !!!!!

    THAT IS SO SAD.

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