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3-year-old Mehki James and 13-year-old Amaria Jones, were shot and killed in separate incidents.




The youngest victims, 3-year-old Mehki James and 13-year-old Amaria Jones, were shot and killed in separate incidents in the Austin neighborhood on the same day.


Two others, Charles Riley, 16, and Ja-Sean Francis, 17, were shot and killed near 79th and Luella in the South Chicago neighborhood on Saturday when they simply went to get snacks from a nearby store, according to Chicago police. “Children in Chicago should not have to worry about walking just blocks from home to buy candy and never returning,”