Chicago shooting critically injures Ny’Andrea Dyer, 11, at West Pullman gas station; $20K reward offered

CHICAGO (WLS) — An 11-year-old woman is defending her life after she was shot Monday night while being in an automobile at a gasoline station on Chicago’s Far South Side.

Household determined the woman as Ny’Andrea Dyer and doubled a benefit for details in the event from $10,000 to $20,000.

“If he does not step forward and turn himself in, I will put a $20,000 reward on his head. That is how bad I want him,” Dyer’s mom stated. “Because she was innocent, so innocent.”

The shooting happened prior to 10:50 p.m. in the 100-block of West 127th Street, Chicago authorities stated. A 19-year-old male was leaving the shop of a gasoline station near 127th and Wentworth Opportunity in the West Pullman community when somebody shot him in the groin location.

He remains in serious-to-critical condition, Chicago fire authorities stated.

Authorities stated the male shot back, however did not struck anybody. Nevertheless, the very first shooter struck Dyer in the face as she beinged in the rear seats of a gray Lincoln MKS SUV, which was parked at a gas pump, authorities stated.

“You walked up like you were strong. You ran like you were strong and you discharged that weapon like you were strong. But to us? You are a coward,” community activist Andrew Holmes said.

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She was rushed to Comer Children’s Hospital and is now in very critical condition, according to her family. Dyer does not appear to be the intended target, authorities stated.

“All I’m looking for is a miracle,” Dyer’s mother stated. “She got, they say 72 hours. [If] the swelling don’t go down my Ny’Andrea will not come home.”

Dyer’s mother said the household had stopped at the gas station to pick up some snacks when two men starting shooting at each other in the parking lot.

“It had to be like seven or eight shots among them,” she stated. “He did not know where he was shooting and the bullet hit my baby.”

She said Dyer was shot in the jaw, the bullet lodged in her neck. Doctors tell the girl’s family she may now be paralyzed for the rest of her life.

“I just pray that he will work a miracle and I just want justice for my baby because she did not deserve any of this,” her mom stated.

Police stated they discovered a weapon about a block far from the shooting. Nobody remains in custody. The intention behind the shooting is uncertain.

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Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.