Cherrelle McCray was on the street Wednesday night with her cousin
Taccara Swain and another young cousin, ready to go inside to catch
their favorite television show, “Meet the Browns,” in the two-flat
their families share in the Roseland neighborhood.
As Taccara, 15, reached down about 8 p.m. for their 2-year-old
cousin to carry her up the stairs, shots sounding like firecrackers
pierced the 11000 block of South Normal Avenue, said McCray, 18.
Taccara was struck by three bullets. Police said she was caught in
crossfire from someone firing from a car and someone on the street.
“I saw my cousin on the ground and I screamed,’ said McCray. “She was screaming and kicking in pain.”