Baby girl wounded on Bishop Ford recovering
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.