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Uncle Says Chicago Teen’s Weave Stopped a Bullet

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Teen’s uncle says weave stopped bullet.

An 18 year old Chicago woman was sitting in a car on Tuesday when shοts rang out and she was struck in the head by a bullet. According to NBC Chicago, the girl’s uncle says her hair weave protected her against the bullet.

“[Doctors] assumed that when the bullet kind of went in, it bounced out because she had the weave in her hair,” said Chantal Hammontree’s uncle Randy Berry.”She was coming home, and when her girlfriend let her out of the car, the guy walked up and just shοt her.”

Berry says his niece was doing well enough to talk after she was shοt.

Hammontree is reportedly an “A” student and was the only victim in the afternoon shoοting, but an East versus West rivalry may’ve led to the shοoting.

“There was the ‘East Side, West Side’ type of thing going on,” Berry said. “[The shooter] told her that because she was affiliated with him, they were going to shoοt her also.”

Hammontree was treated at the University of Chicago Hospital and listed in critical condition before being transferred to another facility.

The Independence Day holiday was among the most deαdly in Chicago this year, as was Easter weekend.

At least 67 people were shοt over the weekend, 11 of them fatally.

“We had basically the same level of shoοtings that we did last year, which is unacceptable because this year we put a ton of effort into preventing it,” said Chicago police Supt. Garry McCarthy.

The unending viοlence caused Rev. Jesse Jackson to call on the federal government to do for Chicago children what it is doing for  undocumented immigrants crossing the border.

“If we can find $4 billion for those children — and we should — we can find $2 billion for Chicago. There are more children involved, and more have been kιlled, and more have been shοt,” said Jackson.