11-year-old Takiya Holmes dies after being shot in head Saturday

Takiya Holmes 11 was critically wounded in a shooting Saturday in the Parkway Gardens neighborhood

Takiya Holmes 11 was critically wounded in a shooting Saturday in the Parkway Gardens neighborhood. | Family

He says the girl's grandparents and mother have been at her bedside.

Takiya Holmes is clinging to life after being shot in the city's Parkway Gardens neighborhood at around 7:40 p.m. on Saturday evening, according to police.

Bowers and Holmes were two of 27 people shot over the weekend in Chicago, the Chicago Tribune reported.

Takiya Holmes was sitting in a van in the 6500 block of South King Drive when she was struck by what police believe was a stray bullet.

Both girls are in critical condition today, the Chicago Police Department told ABC News. According to family members, Kanari was shot in the neck and the bullet shattered her spine.

Chicago police say there no one is in custody for either shooting.

Also over the weekend, 12-year-old Kanari Gentry-Bowers was shot in the head in a separate shooting while playing basketball outside of her school.

Then at about 7:40 p.m., the 11-year-old was shot in the head while sitting in the back of a auto, the police said.

A police bulletin released on Sunday said that one of the girls, aged 11, was in the back seat of a parked vehicle at around 7:40 pm, when someone fired shots, "striking her in the head".

"She's in dark water right now", an uncle said.

"It's grim and we want prayers to go up for her", Patsy said. She remains on life support at Stroger Hospital. Ray Lopez, who represents the area where Kanari was shot and visited her at the hospital Monday morning. "Further tests will reveal that tomorrow".

"The damage has been done, so we want them to step up in both of these cases with one 11-year-old and one 12-year-old and turn these individuals in because the key to this is the community", said Holmes. She succumbed to her injuries Tuesday morning.

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