Baby girl wounded on Bishop Ford re­cov­er­ing

Chicago Sun-Times - - TOP NEWS - David Struett

A baby girl shot and wounded Mon­day on the Bishop Ford Ex­press­way on the Far South Side is re­cov­er­ing after surgery and is “re­spond­ing well,” a fam­ily spokesman said Tues­day.

A $10,000 reward is be­ing of­fered for tips lead­ing to the ar­rest and charges against the shooter, said Early Walker, founder of the com­mu­nity group I’m Telling Don’t Shoot.

“I’m thrilled to an­nounce that baby Ny’Ori Askew is now out of surgery, alert and re­spond­ing well,” Walker said in a state­ment.

The child was shot in the back seat of a north­bound car on I-94 north of 115th Street, ac­cord­ing to Illi­nois State Po­lice.

Her mother heard a gun­shot at 11:15 a.m. while driv­ing and then re­al­ized the baby was struck in the tem­ple. Ny’Ori was re­cov­er­ing at Comer Chil­dren’s Hos­pi­tal on the South Side.

“Her mother is at her side along with other fam­ily mem­bers,” Walker said.

Ny’Ori Askew

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