9-month-old girl shot, critically injured in Washington Park, Chicago police say

ByCate Cauguiran and ABC7 Chicago Digital Team WLS logo
Thursday, November 30, 2023
Infant shot, critically injured on South Side: CPD
A South Side Chicago shooting left a 9-month-old infant girl critically injured in Washington Park on East Garfield Boulevard, Chicago police said.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- An infant was shot on the city's South Side Tuesday evening.

Chicago police said the victim, a nine-month-old girl, suffered a gunshot wound to the head around 11 p.m. in the 0-100 block of East Garfield Boulevard.

Police were informed about the shooting Wednesday morning.

The girl was taken to Comer Children's Hospital, where she was initially listed to be in critical condition, police said.

"The child may have been inside of a vehicle," crisis responder Andrew Holmes said. "But the key, who had the gun? And where did this gun come from? And who owns this gun?"

A person of interest was being questioned by police, but no arrests have been made.

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No further information about the shooting were immediately available.

Police continue to investigate.

This is a breaking news story, check back for further updates.

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