Police: 8-year-old girl dies after South Side shooting; 2 adults critically injured

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CHICAGO — Police are investigating after an 8-year-old girl was shot and killed and two adults were critically injured on the South Side Monday night.

Just before 6 p.m., police responded to the area of 47th Street and Union Avenue on the report of multiple persons shot.

An 8-year-old girl was killed after a suspect fired multiple shots into a vehicle with four people in it.

Police said the victims’ vehicle was stopped at a red light and the suspects’ vehicle was directly behind it. When the light turned green, shots were fired into the victims’ vehicle where it continued northbound on Union and crashed into a tree.

Police said the suspects’ vehicle, believed to be a black Dodge Charger, fled southbound on Union at a high rate of speed.

A young girl was transported in critical condition to Comer Children’s Hospital where she was pronounced dead.

Two adults, a man and a woman, were critically wounded in the back and another 30-year-old woman, the victim’s mother, was transported in good condition. At this time, police do not know if she was injured from being shot or the crash.

Police believe the victims’ vehicle was targeted and are looking for a newer model black Dodge Charger.

No suspects are in custody as Area One detectives continue to investigate.

As of 10 p.m. Monday, 53 people were shot this Labor Day Weekend, including nine fatalities.

Chicago Police Supt. David Brown is planning to hold a news conference to address the holiday weekend violence at 10 a.m. on Tuesday.

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