Innocent 8 year old girl shot in the back of the head by 16 year old. 16 year old was out on juvenile probation.

Here’s an idea -stop letting violent offenders back on the street.

A 16-year-old on juvenile probation opened fire on the street in broad daylight after seeing a rival flash gang signs, hitting his intended target in the back — but also shooting 8-year-old Melissa Ortega in the head while she crossed the street with her mother, Cook County prosecutors said in court Thursday.

Emilio Corripio, a teen prosecutors said is a self-admitted member of the Latin Kings, then got back into a car driven by 27-year-old Xavier Guzman, and the two drove around to buy sandwiches and drinks without “a care in the world,” Assistant State’s Attorney James Murphy said.

Both Corripio and Guzman were charged with Ortega’s murder and ordered held without bond Thursday by Judge Susana Ortiz. They also face charges of attempted murder and gun possession.

Corripio is on intensive juvenile probation after pleading delinquent to two carjackings and possession of a stolen motor vehicle, Murphy said. He is being charged as an adult in Ortega’s shooting.

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