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Child killed, 10 wounded in Back of the Yards mass shooting, Chicago police say – NBC Chicago

An 8-year-old girl is dead and at least 10 other people, including three children, were injured in a mass shooting in Chicago’s Back of the Yards neighborhood Saturday night.

Police say officers responded to a ShotSpotter alert in the 2000 block of West 52.sd Street shortly after 9 p.m. Saturday, and when they arrived on scene, they found at least 11 gunshot victims.

An 8-year-old girl was among those shot. She was struck in the head by gunfire and was later pronounced dead at Comer Children’s Hospital, police said.

A 1-year-old boy and an 8-year-old boy were both shot multiple times in the abdomen and both were rushed to area hospitals in critical condition, according to police.

Another 9-year-old suffered a graze finger and was admitted in good condition to an area hospital.

A 36-year-old man was shot in the right arm and back and is in critical condition, police said.

At least six other victims were shot and all were listed in good condition at area hospitals.

The exact circumstances of the shooting are still under investigation, but an individual in a black sedan fired dozens of shots into a crowd of people at the scene before fleeing toward the south on Damen Avenue, according to an eyewitness.

No suspects are in custody and police are investigating.

NBC Chicago

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