2-year-old girl, man injured in drive-by shooting on South Side

Chicago Crime

CHICAGO — A 2-year-old girl and 25-year-old man were injured in a drive-by shooting on the city’s South Side Friday afternoon, according to police.

Police said the child and a 25-year-old man were shot in the 8400 block of South Sangamon Avenue at approximately 4:45 p.m. while getting into a vehicle.

According to police, a silver-colored SUV drove down the street and an occupant opened fire, striking both people.

The 2-year-old girl was taken to Comer Children’s Hospital in good condition and the 25-year-old man was taken to University of Chicago Hospital in good condition.

“I got up to go into the house and as I got up, another set. I guess it was a semiautomatic because they emptied it,” a man who lives nearby said.

As of October 3, 2021, police said 337 minors have been shot in Chicago, 45 more than last year’s total of 292 in the same timeframe.

There is no one in custody and the shooting is under investigation by Area Two detectives.

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