Melissa Ortega Chicago Reported Shooting Leads to Two Police Arrests

Chicago authorities on Wednesday arrested two people in connection with the fatal shooting of 8 years old Melissa OrtegaA man whose horrific death after being hit by a stray bullet shook the city, local media reported.

Chicago Tribune reported that a 27-year-old man and a 16-year-old man were detained in connection with the Saturday afternoon shooting in the Little Village neighborhood of Chicago. The newspaper added that a teenager was being investigated as a possible shooter, and an elderly man was arrested after being stopped by police in a vehicle believed to have been used in the incident. job.

WGNN also reported about two arrests – “a man and a minor” – in a way the shooting of Ortega. A spokesman for the Cook County district attorney’s office told The Daily Beast it “anticipates charges may be filed sometime this afternoon” related to the shooting, but “no further Any updates at this time.”

The Chicago Police Department is set to hold a news conference regarding the Ortega investigation Wednesday afternoon, a family spokesman told The Daily Beast. A police spokesman did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Police say Ortega, a third-grader at Emiliano Zapata Academy who moved to the US from Mexico about six months ago, was walking with his mother on Pulaski Street when “they heard gunshots and discovered the 8-year-old age was stabbed. with a gunshot” to the head. Police said she was taken to Stroger hospital, where she was pronounced dead less than two hours later.

The hail on the streets of Chicago was attributed to a 26-year-old man, who police said was hit twice in the back and survived. One internal police report obtained is equal to Chicago Sun-Times said on Monday that the 26-year-old was a member of the Gangster Two-Six gang, which has a feud with rival gangs Latin Saints and Latin Kings. Melissa Ortega Chicago Reported Shooting Leads to Two Police Arrests


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