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'Operation Wake Up' Rally Clashes With Vigil For Slain Pre-Teen

More than 100 people gathered last night to mourn 11-year-old Takiya Holmes, who succumbed to her injuries Tuesday morning. The Chicago Police Department turned a vigil into one of their “Operation Wake Up” rallies they hold after high-profile shootings. But CPD’s agenda clashed with the family’s mourning. WBEZ’s Patrick Smith reports.

UPDATE 8 A.M. CST

The Associated Press reports:

A 19-year-old man has been charged with first-degree murder in the killing of an 11-year-old Chicago girl who was shot in the head over the weekend.

Chicago Police suspect Antwan C. Jones in the shooting of Takiya Holmes. She died Tuesday.

Takiya was among at least three children shot in Chicago in recent days.

Police say 2-year-old Lavontay White was fatally shot Tuesday when someone opened fire on a vehicle he was in with two adults. Police suspect the man in the vehicle who also died was the target of a gang hit. And authorities said Tuesday that a 12-year-old girl also shot over the weekend remains in critical condition.

Jones doesn't have a listed number to pursue comment.

Antwan Jones, 19, Charged with Murder of 11 Year Old Girl- More details to Follow pic.twitter.com/VqyztCWlJ8

— Chicago Police (@Chicago_Police) February 15, 2017

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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