Monday, 11 December, 2017

2 children shot, injured on Chicago playground

Police Called to Warren Elementary 25 Times in Past 5 Years Children Reportedly Shot Outside South Side Elementary School
Kelley Robertson | 17 June, 2017, 07:19

The victims included a 7-year-old girl and 13-year-old girl outside Warren Elementary School, according to news reports. The 13-year-old was shot in the hand and the 7-year-old was shot in the thigh, Langford says. Johnson said, disgust evident in his voice.

Johnson says the teenage former students were on a street corner when someone fired at them from a auto.

"This makes me sick", Johnson said.

Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson says the girls were not the intended target.

WMAQ-TV said the injuries were not life-threatening.

Students tell NBC 5 the school was having an end of the year BBQ when the gunfire broke out and there were many children on the playground. Students who had been suspended from the school were trying to attend the picnic.

Johnson says police have recovered a vehicle and are questioning "persons of interest".

The school has about 300 students in pre-K through 8th grade. He says the girls were taken to Comer Children's Hospital. Chicago Public Schools are still in session.

According to a CNN tally, at least 16 people were shot in Chicago between 3 p.m. Thursday and 3 p.m. Friday.

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