Girl, 3, aunt injured in Gresham shooting; close to 40 rounds fired, Chicago police say

Girl, 3, aunt injured in Gresham shooting; close to 40 rounds fired, Chicago police say

CHICAGO (TOC) — A 3-year previous lady was shot a number of instances Wednesday night time in Chicago’s South Facet Gresham neighborhood.

She was together with her 31-year-old aunt, who was additionally shot, as near 40 rounds have been fired on the Continental Plaza Residences.

The girl and lady have been standing close to the curb simply earlier than 11 p.m. within the 1300-block of West 76th Road when somebody fired a number of photographs from a distance earlier than fleeing the scene on foot, Chicago police mentioned.

The younger lady was shot twice in every leg and was taken to Comer Kids’s Hospital, the place she is listed in truthful situation. The girl was shot within the foot and was taken to College of Chicago Medical Heart, the place she is listed in good situation.

Neighbors mentioned they ducked inside their very own houses once they heard the gunfire.

“Hit the ground, they do it each summer time, each summer time it does that,” mentioned one neighbor, who didn’t wish to be recognized.

“I heard loads of gunshots going off, so I had ducked down as a result of I did not know the place the bullets have been coming from,” one other mentioned. “They simply come out and pull the set off, and so they do not care who the bullets hit.”

Nobody was in custody Thursday morning.

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Space Two detectives are investigating.

Thus far this 12 months, 87 kids have been shot; 15 have died.

In a press convention Wednesday, Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown talked about extra policing efforts in the summertime months.

“We now have the assist system from avenue outreach, different neighborhood organizations that assist us, work along with police, to do lots of the long-term options round poverty, inexpensive housing, transportation, jobs, schooling and psychological well being therapy,” he mentioned.

A couple of hours earlier and fewer than a mile from the double taking pictures, a 21-year-old lady was fatally shot close to seventy fifth and Wolcott Avenue after confronting a burglar, whereas she walked out to her storage about 7:45 p.m.

Two younger boys, ages 6 and 11, have been additionally shot Wednesday whereas standing with two adults. They’re all anticipated to recuperate.

In simply the final 24 hours, there have been 15 shootings.

Because the begin of the week, there have been 61 shootings throughout the town.

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