A one-month-old baby girl was among seven people wounded in a mass shooting at evening in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood as the city braces for another weekend of violence in the upcoming July 4th holiday.
Chicago police said all seven were hit by gunfire around 8:15 p.m. in the 6500 block of South Halsted Street.
Three men got out of a black Jeep Cherokee and began spraying bullets in several directions. Afterward, the men returned to the vehicle and fled east on 66th Street, according to police.
The baby girl was shot in the head and was taken to St. Bernard’s Hospital in critical condition, before being transported to Comer Children’s Hospital, with what is being described as a “traumatic injury,” Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford and police said.
A 32-year-old man was grazed in the hip. Police said he was in good condition and refused medical treatment.
Another man, age 23, suffered a gunshot wound to the leg, and a 30-year-old man was shot in the arm. Both are reported to be in good condition at Stroger Hospital.A 15-year-old suffered a gunshot would in his arm and is in good condition at St. Bernard Hospital, along with a 46-year-old man who was shot in the leg. The older man is also reported to be in good condition.
A 36-year-old man was shot in the buttocks and is in good condition at University of Chicago Medical Center.
Police said the conditions of the injured are likely to change. There is no one in custody and Area Two detectives are investigating.