Children grazed by bullets in 2 shootings

Three shootings reported overnight
September 6, 2009 7:08:47 AM PDT
Two children are hospitalized after separate shootings overnight. The youngest victim is 3-years old.Police are looking for suspects in both shootings where children were injured; they were not believed to be the intended targets. Officials are also investigating a third shooting and said as many as 6 people were injured in the incidents overnight.

The first shooting occurred in Roseland on the 1200-block of West 112th Street just after 10 p.m. An 11-year-old girl was standing on the street when she was hit by a stray bullet in the head. It was only a graze and the child is now recovering at Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.

Just before 1 a.m., a 3-year-old boy was also struck in the head by a stray bullet on the city's West Side. The child was in a vehicle with two others in the 3300-block of West Madison when he was grazed by the bullet. He is in good condition at Mt. Sinai.

No arrests have been made in the Roseland or West Side shooting.

The third shooting- which is being investigated by Area 1 detectives- took place in Englewood just after 1a.m. Police say a party on South Bell Avenue turned violent when two unidentified males approached and began shooting. Four people where shot. Two are in serious condition, two are in good condition. No arrests have been made.


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