A Gofundme has been set up for 7-year-old Serenity Broughton who was shot to death in Chicago.
According to authorities, the incident occurred at 2:50 p.m. near the 6200 block of West Grand Avenue. According to authorities, the two little girls, Serenity and Aubrey Broughton, were in a parked car when someone fired rounds nearby.
Serenity, 7, was shot in the chest and body, according to authorities. She was pronounced deceased at Maywood’s Loyola University Medical Center. According to CBS, Aubrey, 6, is still in the hospital with a gunshot wound in her chest and right armpit.
Alysha Tolefree, Serenity and Aubrey’s cousin, said the family has set up a Gofundme account to cover the costs of Serenity’s funeral and the girls’ medical bills.
The Gofundme reads:
“On Sunday, August 15, 2021, In Chicago, Illinois Serenity Broughton and Aubrey Broughton were both shots from a drive-by! They were both sisters, as their mother was putting girls in the car a Vehicle drove up and fire Which shooting both the girls in their chests. Unfortunately, Serenity 7 years Did not make it, Aubrey however is fighting For her life Due to carelessness, So our family is asking for help for a proper burial and for help for medical bills, for Aubrey while she fights hard for her life! The parents should have to go through this by themselves! Thank You and we appreciate you!“.
The fundraiser has received $15,613 of its $100,000 target from 422 donors as of the time of this post on Monday.
Kentrell McNeal, 15, killed in Chicago Shooting
Two Chicago high school students were killed in gun violence in Chicago on Tuesday. 15-year-old Simeon High School student, Kentrell McNeal has been identified as one of the deceased.
McNeal was pronounced dead at 9:33 a.m. Wednesday.
McNeal and the 14-year-old boy were attacked while sitting in a car around 6:30 p.m. in the 5200 block of South Lake Park Avenue. According to Police
The younger boy was struck in the leg and transported to Comer Children’s Hospital in critical condition, police said.
McNeal suffered a gunshot wound to the head and was taken to Provident Hospital, police said. He was transferred to Comer.
McNeal was part of the nonprofit youth group Good Kids Mad City, according to the group’s executive director Carlil Pittman.
“Lately I had the opportunity to spend a lot of time with Kentrell,” Pittman wrote on Twitter.
is why it’s so important to have creative spaces and outlets for young people to be able to go to because there’s nothing on the streets of Chicago for them already. RIP.”