9-year-old girl shot in head, man also wounded on South Sideon July 1, 2021 at 9:07 pm

A 9-year-old girl was critically wounded in a shooting that also left a man hurt near the border of the Grand Crossing and Chatham neighborhoods on the South Side Thursday.

They were in the 800 block of East 79th Street when a car approached and someone inside opened fire about 2:45 p.m., Chicago police said.

The girl was struck in the head and taken to Comer Children’s hospital in critical condition, police said.

The man was shot in the foot and was in good condition at the University of Chicago Medical Center, police said.

No arrests have been reported.

Earlier Thursday, an 8-year-old girl was wounded in a triple shooting that left a woman dead in Roseland on the Far South Side. The girl was struck in the arm and was in good condition at Roseland Community Hospital.

The Sun-Times reported last month that more children 15 or younger have been shot this year than this time last year.

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