CHICAGO (WLS) --A 22-year-old man was killed and 6-year-old girl was shot in Chicago's Park Manor neighborhood Thursday afternoon, Chicago police said.
Fire officials said the shooting occurred near East 68th Street and South Calumet Avenue shortly before 2:30 p.m.
Family members identified the two victims as David McCray and Zariah Muhammad. McCray was taken to Stroger Hospital with a gunshot wound to the chest, where he died a short time later.
Muhammad was taken to Comer Children's Hospital with a gunshot wound to the head. Family members said she is alert and talking, and is scheduled to have the bullet removed in surgery Friday morning.
Family said Muhammad was outside with other children playing with water balloons under McCray's supervision when a man ran up and fired several shots.
"And I just seen the guy run from the area where the shots came from and he hopped in a van, and the van pulled off. And as I walked up I seen the kid laying down in the grass and the police pulled up and everything," said Brian Crawford, neighbor.
Police are searching for the shooter. It has been a violent year for young children in Chicago. Three children ages 12 and under have been killed in shootings; Muhammad is the 18th child wounded in shootings.
"It's crazy over here, man. It happens all the time. I just wish it was going to stop but it doesn't seem like it's going to stop," said neighbor Willie Broussard.