15-Year-Old Tragically Killed After Getting Caught In Crossfire While Walking To The Bus Stop

15-Year-Old Tragically Killed After Getting Caught In Crossfire While Walking To The Bus Stop

Jazmyne Jeter was running away from the shooting when she was struck in the chest.

Published May 9th

On Tuesday, a 15-year-old girl and her sister were walking to a bus stop on Chicago’s South Side when and shots rang out. Although the girls took off running and tried to avoid the gunfire, Jazmyne Jeter was fatally struck.

Jeter, 15, was a freshman at Ace Charter Tech. She was on her way home around 8:30 p.m. when someone on a gangway opened fired, reported ABC 7 Chicago.

Once Jeter’s sister saw she had been hit, she hysterically called her mother.

“She turned around, she didn’t see Jazmyne behind her no more,” their mother, Desiree Jeter, told the Chicago Tribune. “She was shot in her chest.”

No matter how hard paramedics attempted to massage her heart back to life, there was nothing they could do to save her.

She was transported to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn where she was pronounced dead at 9:21 p.m., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office.

The teen's mother, Desiree Jeter, said the bullet was meant for someone else.

"They were on the way to the bus stop, just walking through a normal residential block, trying to get to the bus stop, when somebody came out of a gangway and started shooting at another group of people. She just got caught," Desiree Jeter told ABC 7 Chicago.

Police said a group of teens was gathered on a nearby porch where Jeter and her sister were walking.  Investigators have not yet determined whether Jazmyne Jeter was the intended target.

Jeter became the 17th person shot in Chicago on Tuesday.

"It's four homicides yesterday. You have four killers out on the street that should be in custody, that shouldn't have slept last night. Someone should give up the information," said Andrew Holmes, a crisis responder in Chicago.

While police have made no arrests, a $1,000 reward is being offered for any information that leads to an arrest.

Written by Rachel Herron

(Photo: Marie Kazalia / EyeEm / Getty Images)

COMMENTS

Latest in news