Tuesday, March 9, 2010

15 year old girl dies in Chatham hit-and-run

A 15-year-old girl who was struck by a car in a hit-and-run accident in the Chatahm neighborhood on the South Side over the weekend died Monday.

The girl -- identified as Shayla Raymond, of the 8500 block of South Buffalo Avenue, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office -- was hit by a vehicle at 11:17 p.m. on Saturday in the 400 block of East 87th Street, police News Affairs Officer Daniel O’Brien said.

Raymond was pronounced dead at 11 a.m. Monday at Advocate Hope Children’s Hospital in Oak Lawn, the medical examiner’s office said.

She was a 9th grade student at Bowen Environmental Studies High School, 2710 E. 89th St., according to Chicago Public Schools spokeswoman Monique Bond.

O’Brien said the girl was initially hospitalized in critical condition after the hit-and-run accident. An autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday, according to the medical examiner’s office.
No one is in custody. A description of the car isn't currently available. However police are investigating!


  1. That is heartbreaking, Levois. My heart is in my throat everytime I hear the screech of breaks or an engine going flat-out.

    My prayers to the little girl's family, Pal.

  2. Shayla Raymond was my bestfriend( Still is).. She didnt deserve this.. She was just trying to get home.. Her birthday is coming up and we've been planning this year since we were in 4th grade.. Now what are we (me and our other two bestfriends) going to do?? We have to mourn this day because shes gone.. I dont want to sound selfish because it was her time but it just dont add up and its still no working out.. I want the truth... , Trishaun Coleman

  3. Trishaun, please email us. We want to assist you.

  4. summer: Shayla Raymond was a good helpful girl. she didn't deserve what happen to her. she was like a sister to me. i'm not trying to be mean but the people who killed her we will get you someday somehow and i'm saying we will find you and talk.


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