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Pair held without bond in Little Village shooting of 8-year-old Melissa Ortega

3 monthes ago   |   By Chicago Tribune

A 16-year-old on juvenile probation opened fire into a busy street after seeing a rival flash gang signs, hitting his intended target in the back - but also allegedly shooting 8-year-old Melissa Ortega in the head.
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No bail for man, teen in murder of 8-year-old Melissa Ortega

No bail for man, teen in murder of 8-year-old Melissa Ortega

3 monthes ago   |   By WGN TV

CHICAGO - A man and teen were ordered held without bond Thursday in the shooting death of an 8-year-old Chicago girl, who was walking and holding her mother's hand when she was shot in the head by a gunman authorities say was targeting someone else.
Melissa Ortega died Saturday along a busy city street in a shooting a Cook County Circuit Court judge said showed "an absolute disregard for human life.”
Prosecutors say Xavier Guzman, 27, was driving a car that stopped in the Little Village neighborhood on the city's Southwest Side on Saturday afternoon after seeing a rival gang member flash...
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Melissa Ortega shooting: 2 accused in murder of girl, 8, in Little Village due in court

3 monthes ago   |   By ABC

A 16-year-old boy and a man charged in a shooting that killed 8-year-old Melissa Ortega in Little Village over the weekend will go before a judge Thursday afternoon.
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