12-year-old girl shot in  West Englewood neighborhood
Image Credit: Englewood Police Department via facebook

Chicago Tribune staff
Chicago Tribune

A 12-year-old girl playing with friends outside suffered a graze wound in a shooting early Thursday in the West Englewood neighborhood, police said.

The girl was on the sidewalk in the 6800 block of South Wolcott Avenue about 1:15 a.m. when someone in a white SUV drove past and someone in the vehicle fired shots, according to a police media notification. The girl felt pain when she suffered a graze wound to the lower back and was taken to Comer Children’s Hospital, where she was in good condition.

The girl had been playing with friends in the street before the shooting, according to police spokeswoman Karie James.

No one was in custody in the shooting. Police didn’t immediately release further information about the SUV or any description of the suspect or suspects. Detectives were investigating.


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