5-year-old girl fatally stabbed in East Garfield Park

CHICAGO — A 5-year-old girl was fatally stabbed in the city’s East Garfield Park neighborhood, according to police.

Police said they responded to reports of a person stabbed on the 3200 block of West Fulton Boulevard around 9 a.m. Saturday. When they arrived, officers saw the child with stab wounds on her body.

She was being treated by fire department officials.

Police said officers were then approached by a 27-year-old woman who was taken into custody. Police believe she is related to the girl.

The child was taken to Stroger Hospital where she was pronounced dead.

No further information was provided.