CPD welcomes home 6-year-old girl shot in south side drive-by

Chicago police officers welcomed home Tacarra Morgan, 6, a week after she was shot in a drive-by. (Photo credit WLS)

By Jessica D’Onofrio, abc7chicago.com

Tacarra Morgan, 6, is home Tuesday morning, one week after she was wounded in a drive-by shooting in Chicago’s West Englewood neighborhood. She is expected to make a full recovery.

Tacarra has some great support from family and from the Chicago Police Department. Several officers took a photo with her Tuesday night, when she came home from Comer Children’s Hospital. They tweeted the photo, saying they are her blue angels.

Tacarra was with her mother and grandmother last Tuesday when three cars headed down South Paulina Street stopped near an alley near West 59th Street.

Someone got out of one of the vehicles and fired two dozen rounds. Then another person fired a couple dozen shots toward a third person running through a vacant lot.

A bullet hit the child as she was running to get inside her house.

“That’s real unfair because a 6-year-old child can’t even go outside and play. That’s terrible. At 1 o’clock in the afternoon, you shooting like fools,” said Carolyn Morris, Tacarra’s mother.

“It’s a happy day, a blessed day, seeing my granddaughter home,” said Johnnie Morris, Tacarra’s grandmother. “I don’t really feel safe. I really don’t. But I don’t go no other choice.”

No one is in custody.

The CPD has directed all resources in the Bureau of Detectives and the Bureau of Patrol to be dedicated to gathering community intelligence in the case.

Morgan is one of at least 19 children under age 10 to be shot in Chicago just this year alone.

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