Chicago shooting: 6-year-old girl, man shot inside Woodlawn home, police say

Another shooting in Calumet Heights injured 3-year-old boy just 2 hours earlier

ByMaher Kawash and ABC7 Chicago Digital Team WLS logo
Sunday, April 23, 2023
South Side neighbors worry for safety after 2 kids shot 2 hours apart
Two Chicago shootings injured two children in just two hours, the police department said.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A child and a man were shot inside a South Side home on Saturday afternoon, Chicago police said.

The shooting happened in the Woodlawn neighborhood's 6600 block of South Drexel Avenue at about 5:08 p.m., police said. Two offenders were inside the home when at least one pulled out a gun and fired shots.

Police said a 6-year-old girl, struck in the arm, was transported to Comer Children's Hospital in good condition. A 33-year-old man, shot in the back, was transported to the University of Chicago Medical Center in an unknown condition.

As police search for the suspects in this shooting and another in Calumet Heights, which injured a 3-year-old boy just two hours earlier, neighbors are frustrated over the violence impacting young victims.

"The only way we're gonna put a stop to this gun violence, we have to start reaching out giving up the information, who you know who you saw. Or, who you might've known came in, and shot these children and discharged these weapons," said community activist Andrew Holmes.

There is no one in custody and area detectives are investigating. Police did not immediately provide further information about the shooting.

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