Chicago Shootings: 15 Wounded, Inc. 10-Year-Old, Over 6 Hours Ahead Of 4th Of July

The Tuesday violence comes on the heels of a weekend during which at nine people were killed and 17 hurt by gun violence in the city.

Fifteen people were shot Tuesday evening in Chicago over a six-hour period on the eve of the mid-week Fourth of July holiday.

A 10-year-old girl who had been playing near an open fire hydrant was shot around 11:20 p.m. in the 200 block of North Leamington Avenue in the city’s Austin neighborhood, the Chicago Tribune reports.

The girl was shot in the left arm and abdomen and was taken to Oak Park’s West Suburban Medical Center in critical condition before being transferred to Stroger Hospital. Her condition has since stabilized, but she may still need more surgery, according to the paper.

A 24-year-old man was also injured in the right heel in the same shooting. He is listed in good condition, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

The two are among at least 15 people wounded in separate shootings over six hours in the city.

Among the other incidents was a 15-year-old boy was shot in the left arm around 5 p.m. in the 8500 block of South Peoria while playing basketball.


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