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The Chicago man accused of fatally shooting a 9-year-old girl who was riding his shooter over the weekend has been charged with first-degree murder and will appear in court Tuesday. Michael Goodman, 43, allegedly approached a group of people who were walking on the sidewalk in front of his home around 9:40 p.m. on Saturday night and shot 9-year-old Serabi Medina in the head, according to police.
The accused gunman, who had complained that neighborhood children were making noise, was approached by the girl’s father, who witnessed the shooting, ABC 7 Chicago reported. “He saved other people because only God knows what that monster intended to do that night, how many lives he was going to take and if it weren’t for Serabi’s father, it could be so much more,” said Angee González Rodríguez, a relative.
Serabi was pronounced dead at Stroger Hospital. Chicago police initially said the girl was 8 years old, but the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office later confirmed that she was 9, the Chicago Sun-Times reported. Her cause of death was a gunshot wound to the head, and the manner of death was classified as homicide, based on autopsy results.
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During the fight with Serabi’s father, the gunman was shot through her left eye. He was later taken to the Illinois Masonic Medical Center in critical condition. Goodman, who Chicago police knew before the shooting, was charged with first-degree murder. He is scheduled to appear in bail court on Tuesday.
Neighbors said Goodman had previously complained about the children being too loud and even confronted Serabi’s father about the noise before the shooting. Serabi, who called herself “Bibi,” was looking forward to going back to school and starting fourth grade this fall. Many of the girl’s loved ones gathered for a vigil Monday outside the family’s home in Portage Park, where a memorial has sprung up on the street since the weekend.
A growing mountain of stuffed animals and sunflowers in honor of the girl has been placed near the scene of the shooting. The young woman’s family had been plagued by gun violence before: Serabi’s mother, Blanca Miranda, 29, was shot dead in 2018. Neighbors said the family moved into her Portage Park apartment shortly after her death. In a statement, the Chicago school district said: “It is with great sadness that we are devastated by the loss of yet another young life.”
“The thoughts and condolences of the entire Chicago Public Schools (CPS) family are with all those affected by this tragedy.” The girl’s death comes amid a violent weekend in Chicago, where police said a total of 27 people were shot in 25 separate incidents between Friday night and Sunday night. The shootings over the weekend left a total of seven dead.Read More…….