COOK COUNTY CRIMINAL COURTHOUSE — Six-year-old Quianna Tompkins was riding her bike as family and friends cooked out when a bullet pierced her chest, prosecutors said.
Quianna was shot when gunmen allegedly opened fire at the end of a barbeque, which was held Friday in the 300 block of West 105th Street in memory of a man killed in the Roseland neighborhood five years earlier. A 52-year-old woman was also struck in the leg.
They "shot into a crowd of unarmed citizens without regard for human life," Cook County Assistant State's Attorney Jennifer Dillman said Wednesday, as three teens charged in the shooting appeared in court.
Angelo Clark, 17, Terrence Lynom, 16, and Ladon Barker, 15, had each been charged Tuesday with two counts of attempted murder and two counts of aggravated battery with a firearm.
Some people at the party saw the three teens coming toward the house from the west end of the block, Dillman said. Lynom and Barker, each holding guns, started shooting, prosecutors said.
The shooting was allegedly captured on security cameras.
Lynom later told a witness that he "was responsible for shooting at least one of the victims," Dillman said.
Clark allegedly admitted to another person that he ditched one of the guns used in the attack.
The three teens appeared Wednesday in Cook County Bond Court. Clark wore an Air Jordan t-shirt, while the two younger teens were dressed in jumpsuits issued by the juvenile detention center.
Judge Laura Sullivan ordered Lynom and Barker held in lieu of $2.5 million bail each. She set a $500,000 bond for Clark.
Quianna remains in critical condition at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where her mother, Juannakee Kennedy, said the girl was "fighting for her life."