Police investigate after girl shot in neck in Grand Crossing home

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Police are investigating after a girl was shot in the neck inside a Grand Crossing home Tuesday afternoon. (WLS)

After a girl was shot was shot in the neck in the Grand Crossing neighborhood Tuesday afternoon, police are trying to figure out if it was an accident or negligence.

Neighbors said there were a number of people in the house in the 7100-block of S. Ingleside Ave. But after a gun went off, there was screaming, commotion and people began rushing to get the victim to the hospital.

Police said one person was showing off a gun in the house. The victim was in the kitchen when the bullet struck her in the neck.

The victim remains in critical but stable condition at University of Chicago Comer Children's Hospital.

"I was upset when I hear about that because she's a really sweet little kid," a neighbor said.

The shooting comes just two days after the death of 7-year-old Devon Lofton, who accidentally shot himself with a gun he came across in his Englewood home.

"Unfortunate that the young man lost his life. And I'm hoping and praying that this young lady, who is in critical, just pull through," community activist Andrew Holmes said.

Police have made no arrests. They initially said they believed the shooting was accidental, however, they said it remains under investigation.

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