Mayor Emanuel visits slain girl’s mom for a second time Tuesday night

Scene where Shamiya Adams was fatally shot / Photo by Alex Wroblewski
Scene where Shamiya Adams was killed / Photo by Alex Wroblewski

Chicago Sun-Times

Mayor Rahm Emanuel visited with Shaneetha Goodloe, the mother of murdered 11-year-old Shamiya Adams, for a second time Tuesday evening as police continued to investigate the high-profile shooting.

The mayor “wanted to go check in on her and to again let her know the entire city is thinking of them,” said Kelley Quinn, Emanuel’s spokeswoman.

Shamiya and her friends were about to make s’mores in the microwave before the fatal shot rang out Friday night.

She was at a sleepover in a West Garfield Park home when a gunman outside fired an errant shot that struck her in the head. She died the next morning. Emanuel visited her family on Saturday.

WMAQ-Channel 5 reports that investigators were speaking to at least one person of interest in the case. But police would not confirm that anyone was in custody Tuesday night.

Shamiya’s family declined to comment Tuesday night.

— Contributing:Alex Wroblewski

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