'Monstrous' girl gangster who became one of the most vicious assassins on the streets of Chicago

Mail Online | 4/10/2014 | Lauren Fruen For Dailymail.com
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By the age of just 17-years-old Gakirah Barnes had built up a feared reputation as one of the most vicious assassins on the streets of Chicago.

The teenager, rumored to have committed her first murder at the age of 14, was reportedly involved in up to 20 gangland deaths, amassing thousands of followers on social media where she spoke about the deaths of friends and gang warfare.

Barnes - 'young - Killa - Names - 'Tookaville'kirah

Barnes was known as a 'young killa' and went by the names 'Tyquanassassin' and 'Tookaville'kirah' to the gangs of the city's notorious South Side going on to become one of the most infamous female gang members in US history.

But as she walked to a friend's home in in Woodlawn in April 2014 Barnes was shot dead. She has been hit nine times in the chest, neck and jaw.

Sun - Reports - Professor - Desmond - Patton

The Sun reports that Professor Desmond Patton, who studied Gakirah's online presence, said: 'She almost didn't seem real'

'There was this devilish, monstrous little girl who was going around killing people and that she also talked about on this online,' he added in the documentary.

Documentary - Secret - Life - Gang - Girl

A documentary, Secret Life of a Gang Girl, tells the story of Barnes who has gone on to become immortalized in YouTube memorials and rap videos as 'Lil Snoop', a reference to the fictional 'Snoop' character from TV series The Wire - a cold-blooded killer from the harsh streets of Baltimore.

Barnes, whose own father was shot to death in 1997 when she was less than 12-months old, fell in with a group of young men in her South Side neighborhood of Woodlawn who called themselves the St. Lawrence Boys or the Fly Boy Gang.

Journalist - Frank - Main - Friends - Shot

Journalist Frank Main told the documentary: 'Her friends started getting shot and I think that she got sucked into gang life and she realized that's where she's going to...
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