2 children among dozens wounded in Chicago weekend shootings

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Monday, August 3, 2015
A 7-year-old boy was shot on Chicago's North Side over the weekend.
A 7-year-old boy was shot on Chicago's North Side over the weekend.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Two children were among dozens of people shot in Chicago this weekend.

A 7-year-old boy was wounded in a gang-related shooting on Chicago's Northwest Side just after 8:45 p.m. Sunday, police said.

He was sitting in a car with a 19-year-old man in the 2400-block of North Parkside Avenue in Chicago's Belmont Cragin neighborhood when police said someone opened fire from inside another vehicle.

The boy was shot in the shoulder. The man suffered a graze wound to the head. He drove them to Community First Medical Center, where their conditions stabilized.

Police said the shooting was gang-related. It remains under investigation.

In a separate shooting, a 6-year-old girl was injured on Chicago's South Side Sunday night.

Police said two people were fighting in the 5600-block of South Bishop Street in the city's Englewood neighborhood around 8:40 p.m. The girl was outside near them.

One of the people involved in the fight pulled out a gun and opened fire, striking the girl, police said. Police said the shooter drove off in a white SUV.

The girl was taken to Comer Children's Hospital with a gunshot wound to the leg. She is listed in serious condition.

In all, three people were killed and at least 36 others were injured in Chicago over the weekend.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.