3 teens, 12-year-old girl wounded in 2 shootings, Chicago police say

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Monday, June 24, 2024

Teens, 12-year-old girl, among more than 30 shot in Chicago
A 12 year old girl was among more than 30 people shot in Chicago this weekend.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Several teens and a 12-year-old shot in two separate attacks Sunday night, Chicago police said.

In the first shooting, witnesses told police that three teens were standing outside in the 200-block of West Pershing Avenue at about 9:46 p.m. when a vehicle, stopped, a suspect got out and fired shots. The suspect then got back in the vehicle and fled the scene, police said.

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A 15-year-old girl was wounded in the leg, a 15-year-old boy was shot in the upper back and a 17-year-old girl was wounded in the arm, police said. All three teens were transported to Comer Children's Hospital in good condition.

In the second shooting, a 12-year-old girl was a passenger in a car in the 2500-block of West Division Street at about 11 p.m. when police said an unknown vehicle approached and someone inside fired shots.

The girl was shot in her left calf and her right leg, police said.

After the shooting, the father said he drove his daughter straight to ascension St. Mary Hospital where she is listed in good condition.

He said that a vehicle had passed him after it was driving erratically. Then blocks later, shots were fired at his car, but he's unsure if the shots came from the same car that had been following him.

He's also not sure if it was a road rage or if it was related to something else.

No one is in custody in connection with either shooting and Area One detectives are investigating.

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