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Chicago Girl, 8, Gunned Down While Jumping Rope

08/12/2010 12:49 pm 1 comment

Source: CBS News

Tanaja Stokes, 8, was gunned down while jumping rope in Chicago's Roseland neighborhood, Aug. 10, 2010. (WBBM)

An 8-year-old girl who was jumping rope Tuesday night with her friends outside in Chicago’s far South Side was killed by two gunmen who rode up on bicycles and opened fire.

The tragedy is just the latest in a recent spate of high-profile shootings to hit the city, many of them involving young victims.

The city is also in the midst of a violent summer on the heels of a Supreme Court decision that struck down its 28-year-old ban on handguns.

Mayor Richard Daley quickly pushed through a new ordinance that only allowed residents to have one working gun at a time in their homes, and prohibits them from stepping outside with a gun, even onto their porches or in their garages. Before that, Chicago had the strictest gun law in the U.S. since 1982.

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