Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Tanaja Stokes, 8
Tanaja Stokes and her cousin were palying jump rope on August 10th when two people rode up on bikes and opened fire in the Roseland neighborhood on the Far South Side. Tanaja was shot in the head and died within an hour. The girls' grandfather, Robert Wise, said he was in front of the family home at 10716 South Indiana Avenue when he saw two guys roll up on bicycles at about 8 p.m. Wise said he and a second cousin of the girls ran to protect them, but it was too late. Officials are investigating whether a fight about 20 minutes earlier might have led to the shooting. The fight involved three teens -- two girls and a boy. A group of about 20 teens surrounded the fighting youths, screaming, holding back the boys, calling each other names. Once the teens stopped fighting, six girls including the one who fought left the scene in a white four-door car. About 10 minutes later, six gunshots rang out to the south on Indiana.
Photographing at the site the first time & the second time