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4-year-old girl shot riding scooter

Chicago police are looking for the men who shot a 4-year-old as she rode a scooter outside her grandmother’s house in the Marquette Park neighborhood.

A 35-year-old man was also wounded in the buttocks.

Three people have been charged in the shooting.

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Three teens charged in the shooting of a 4-year-old girl earlier this week have been ordered held in lieu of bail, authorities said.

Laquan Waters, 18, Tyrese Pearson, 17, and Roosevelt Stevens, 15, were each charged with two counts of attempted first degree murder. Stevens was charged as an adult.

Waters and Stevens were each ordered held in lieu of $1 million bail, and Pearson was ordered held in lieu of $900,000.

Khalise Weatherspoon was shot as she rode a scooter outside her grandmother’s house in the Marquette Park neighborhood.  She remains in good condition at Mount Sinai Hospital.

A 35-year-old man was also wounded in the shooting.

Khalise was the fourth child age 7 or younger to be shot and wounded in Chicago in July.

A 4-year girl who was shot last night while visiting her grandmother in the Marquette Park neighborhood is still recovering at the hospital.

Khalise Weatherspoon’s   grandfather says she’s still in a lot of pain but is talking, walking around and even asked for a special meal.

“The doctor asked her how does she feels, and she said she felt okay,” said Richard Spires.   “And then he asked her if she was hungry and she said yeah she was hungry. And then he asked her what do you want to eat and she said steak, so if they allow her to eat, I’m going to get my grandbaby a steak.”

Doctors gave the okay and earlier tonight, Spires went and got the little girl her steak.

Just 24 hours earlier, on Monday night, witnesses say two men came out from an alley and opened fire on a group of people on a porch.  The unintended victims, a 31-year-old man was shot in the buttocks and  Khalise was shot in the stomach.  She is the fourth young child shot and wounded in Chicago since the 4th of July.

“I hope they apprehend someone because we talking about a 4-year-old innocent child,” said Spires. “She  don’t even know what a gun is, never saw a gun in her life. It’s senseless.  I mean, we have to stop the violence.”

For now, he’ll continue to watch over his granddaughter’s remarkable recovery.

“She’s a real trooper.  It could’ve been a whole lot worse,” he said.

Chicago police superintendent Garry McCarthy said today that the investigation is moving forward very well, they’re getting information. But they still have not found the men responsible for the shooting.

Khalise may remain in the hospital a few more days as doctors monitor her recovery.   Chicago police say while the investigation is going well, there’s still no one in custody.

Chicago police are looking for the men who shot a four year-old as she rode a scooter outside her grandmother’s house in the Marquette Park neighborhood. A 31 year-old man was also wounded in the buttocks.

The little girl, Khalis Weatherspoon, was wounded in the stomach at 71st and Rockwell on Monday. She is in good condition at Mount Sinai Hospital.

Witnesses say two men stepped out from an alley, and opened-fire on people on a porch.

“My grandbaby don’t even know what a gun is. She don’t even own a gun. I mean, it’s crazy. You know, then she gets shot by a gun. That’s crazy,” said Richard Spires, Weatherspoon’s grandfather.

A prayer vigil will be held Tuesday at the scene of the shooting.

An afternoon of play in grandmother’s yard ended with a 4-year-old girl shot in the abdomen.

Khalise Weatherspoon was wounded at about 1:30 Monday afternoon when two gunmen emerged from an alley near the grandmother’s home in the 7100 block of South Rockwell in the Marquette Park neighborhood.

A 31-year-old man was also hit in the buttocks by the volley of about nine shots.

Both victims are now in good condition at Mount Sinai Hospital.

Police think neither was an intended target.  The gunmen are believed to be gang members, shooting at men on a nearby porch.

No arrests have been made.

Chicago police are searching for two man wanted in connection with a shooting that injured a girl and a man this afternoon

Khalise Weatherspoon just celebrated her 4th birthday last week.  This afternoon, she and unrelated man were both shot at 71st and Rockwell on the South Side.

The girl had been outside playing with neighbors and relatives on this summer afternoon when two men emerged from the alley and opened fire.

Khalise was shot in the abdomen and the 31-year-old man was shot in the buttocks.

Both were driven to Holy Cross hospital before the ambulances arrived.

Police say the victims were unintended targets of gang violence.

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