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Chicago shooting injures 10, kills young girl, officials say

Two boys, ages 1 and 8, are in critical condition after being shot multiple times, police said.

Published: April 14, 2024 9:32am

Updated: April 14, 2024 5:47pm

A shooting in the South Side of Chicago left 10 people injured, including three children, and one girl dead, police said.

Chicago Police Department Deputy Chief Don Jerome said late Saturday evening that eight people – five adults and three children – were shot, and one of the children succumbed to her injuries. 

The total number of people shot was later updated to 11, per Chicago's ABC and CBS affiliates.

Police responded to a ShotSpotter alert of 18 rounds fired around 9:20 p.m. at a family gathering in the South Side, officials said.

While police have not named the girl who passed away, she has been identified as being Hispanic and 7 or 8 years old.

A 1-year-old Hispanic boy and an 8-year-old Hispanic boy are both in critical condition after being shot multiple times, Jerome also said.

A 9-year-old boy was later identified as a shooting victim. He is expected to recover after his hand was grazed by a bullet.

The injured adults range from ages 19 to 40.

Officials said there are likely two shooters but no one is in custody.

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