2 toddlers injured when bullets fly through car windshield

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CHICAGO -- Chicago police are hoping surveillance video leads to the gunmen who left a pair of toddlers and two teenagers wounded in Brighton Park Tuesday night.

A 17-year-old and an 18-year-old were gassing-up their car at 10:47 p.m. when police say a dark-colored SUV pulled up and someone inside opened fire. About 10 bullets went through the windshield.  Both teens were hit, one in the back, and one in the hand. They were rushed to Stroger Hospital along with the two children, ages three and four. One had a deep bullet graze wound to the forearm, the other suffered facial injuries caused by flying glass.

Detectives were back at the scene Wednesday, trying to see if the shooting was caught by cameras outside the Hi-lo gas station where it happened. Community activists were also canvassing the area around the scene, looking for witnesses and additional surveillance video from nearby home security systems, which they say they’ve found.

“We’re getting information that there are some cameras south of here, so if indeed that car did come out of that gas station, the one that discharged the weapon, they may get a clearer image of that, so we’re going to turn all of that information over to the detectives that are working in this gas station now,” said community activist Andrew Holmes.

All four shooting victims were still in the hospital, but the toddlers and one of the teens were set to be released Wednesday night.

Police did not give a possible motive or make any arrests, but did say both teenagers are documented gang members.

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