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5-year-old girl fatally stabbed in East Garfield Park; suspect in custody

Serenity Arrington, 5, was fatally stabbed Saturday morning in East Garfield Park on the West Side.

A bicycle lies in the front yard of a house in the 3200 block of West Fulton Boulevard, the same block where police said a 5-year-old girl was stabbed to death in East Garfield Park, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020.
A bicycle lies in the front yard of a house in the 3200 block of West Fulton Boulevard, the same block where police said a 5-year-old girl was stabbed to death in East Garfield Park, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020.
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A suspect is in custody after 5-year-old girl was fatally stabbed Saturday morning in East Garfield Park on the West Side.

Chicago police officers responded to the 3200 block of West Fulton Boulevard around 9:15 a.m. to a call of a person stabbed. Chicago firefighters were already tending to the injured girl when officers arrived, police said.

The girl, Serenity Arrington, was taken to Stroger Hospital where she was pronounced dead, police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. An autopsy ruled her death a homicide, saying she died of “multiple incised wounds to the neck.”

A female suspect, who approached the officers at the scene, was taken into custody, police said.

No charges have been filed.

Area Four Detectives are conducting a homicide investigation.

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