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Girl, 11, among those hurt in weekend shootings across Chicago

There were 15 shootings, including two murders, over the weekend in Chicago.

An 11-year-old was among those who were shot and injured.

Cindy Leon was sitting on her porch with her brother and a neighbor at about 4 a.m. Sunday in the 2300 block of North Kostner in the city’s Hermosa neighborhood.  Her mother Delinde Leon says a woman ran up to their house and started shooting.

“She was shot one time.  It went through sideways in the side and and out the front. She was lucky the doctors said,” Leon said.

Cindy’s mom says she doesn’t know who the shooter was or why she would target their building.

Cindy spent the morning at Lurie Children’s Hospital before returning home.

Police are investigating.

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13 Comments to “Girl, 11, among those hurt in weekend shootings across Chicago”

    S J said:
    August 25, 2013 at 7:40 AM

    11 years old and out sitting on the porch at 4am. Tragic. What kind of parent… China got something right with that whole license to have children thing.

    StopViolence said:
    August 25, 2013 at 7:54 AM

    Who lets an 11 year old stay up until 4am? Smh.

    bubba said:
    August 25, 2013 at 8:30 AM

    Real great parents.

    keeping real said:
    August 25, 2013 at 4:38 PM

    well s j move to china!! you people are always ready to trade freedom!! moron

      ChicagoCommonSense said:
      August 25, 2013 at 4:43 PM

      Apparently YOU have the freedom to raise your children like fools and dodge bullets. You have fun with that!

    In1Ear&OutUrMutha said:
    August 25, 2013 at 11:37 PM

    Neighbor said it best on news… why the hell is this kid outside after 3am?? Nothing but bad things happen after midnight in the 'hood… especially to kids. Oh year great parenting skills learn by example right?? Just beggin' for DCFS to investigate this family…

      Alleluia said:
      August 26, 2013 at 11:02 AM

      WAIT A MINUTE SHE WAS ON HER PORCH NOT ON THE STREET.

      JayHobeSound said:
      August 26, 2013 at 3:16 PM

      Wow. Maybe I should be shot for taking my nephew to sit on the porch for some fresh air when he was sick at 2am last night?

    angry said:
    August 26, 2013 at 8:54 AM

    4 a.m. on a sunday?! shouldn't she be going to bed and getting rest for school in the morning?! who lets a child stay up that late at that age?! and yet they blame teachers for kids performance in schools. Im just glad they kid isn't seriously hurt.. but geesh start giving these kids a curfew.

      Alleluia said:
      August 26, 2013 at 11:03 AM

      KIDS HAVE A CURFEW BUT JUST LIKE THE ENTIRE COUNTRY NO BODY RESPECTS THE LAWS.

    FUK-U said:
    August 26, 2013 at 10:59 AM

    RELAX STEVEO, IN CASE YOU HAVEN'T NOTICED THE WHOLE COUNTRY HAS TATTOO'S. JUST BECAUSE YOU HAVE A TATTOO DOESN'T MEAN YOU'RE IN A GANG, GET IT RIGHT MORON.

    FUK U said:
    August 26, 2013 at 11:06 AM

    THIS GIRL SHOULD NOT HAVE BEEN UP THAT LATE BUT SHE WAS HOWEVER ON HER OWN PORCH, ITS NOT HER FAULT SHE HAS AN IDIOT PARENT. MAYBE THE TARGET WAS HER MOTHER?

    mjmjmjmj said:
    August 27, 2013 at 7:17 AM

    First off what the hell is an 11 year old doing on the porch at 4 in the morning. What the hell is wrong with parents today. IF you cannot raise a child right don't have one.

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