Chicago elementary school building hit by gunfire in Chatham, police say

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Wednesday, October 13, 2021
Chicago elementary school hit by gunfire in Chatham
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Chicago police said gunfire struck James McDade Classical School in the Chatham neighborhood Wednesday morning

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A Chicago elementary school in the Chatham neighborhood was struck by gunfire Wednesday morning, police said.

The incident occurred in the 8800-block of South Indiana Avenue at about 8:38 a.m. near James McDade Classical School, police said.

Bronzeville shooting leaves student, 14, security guard hurt at Wendell Phillips High School

Police said a person was standing outside when a dark-colored sedan drove past and someone inside the car began firing at the person. The person was not shot and no injuries were reported.

Police said the school sustained some property damage to a window.

No one is in custody. Area Two detectives are investigating.

The incident comes one day after a high school security guard and a 14-year-old student were shot outside Wendell Phillips High School in Bronzeville.