A 7-year-old girl dressed as a bee was shot dead while performing tricks or treatment in a Chicago neighborhood Thursday night.
The girl, who was shot in the neck, was taken to a local hospital in critical condition, according to Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford. A 31-year-old man who was near the girl was struck by a bullet in her left hand and was hospitalized in good condition.
The shooting occurred at about 5:30 p.m., according to authorities in the Little Village neighborhood of southwest Chicago.
Authorities say the man and girl were walking down the street when a group of men approached and one of them fired at the couple. Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said investigators believe the girl was the victim.
"We heard shots … four shots and I went out," witness Lali Lara told the Chicago Tribune. "The girl's father was screaming, 'My little girl has been shot. "
Lara said she threw her little girl and her family into a mobile phone shop where she works. Lara said holding the girl's hand as she clutched her breasts to slow her bleeding.
Click here to get the application of FOX NEWS
"I pressed her and told her the name," ̵
Police have no description of the gunman and no one is under arrest.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.