4-year-old girl among weekend shooting victims

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CHICAGO -- A 4-year-old girl's condition has stabilized after she was shot in the head in the Englewood neighborhood.

Jacele Johnson was sitting in a parked car with her 17-year-old cousin near Justine and 70th Streets, when another vehicle drove up and someone opened fire just before 8 p.m. Friday outside of a prom and graduation party.

Johnson's mother tells the Chicago Tribune she stepped away from her car for a few minutes in order to gather her other children when the shooting happened. She says her daughter underwent surgery at Comer Children's Hospital where doctors tried to remove the bullet.

The cousin, Romare Wilson, was shot in the neck and his condition has been stabilized. A 15-year-old girl was stuck in the forehead by a stray bullet, but her injuries are not considered life-threatening. The girl's mother was not hurt.

Police say the shooting was gang-related.

Community activist Andrew Holmes and St. Sabina Church are offering a $6,000 reward for information leading to the shooter.

At least 17 people were shot between 2:45 p.m. Friday and 2:30 a.m. Saturday.


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