4-year-old girl shot in vehicle on South Side

Chicago Crime

CHICAGO — A 4-year-old girl was shot Tuesday evening while in a vehicle on the South Side.

At around 5:15 p.m., police and fire responded to the 600 block of West 61st St. on the report of a shooting.

Authorities said a 4-year-old girl was struck twice in the arm. Their parents transported the child in good condition to St. Bernard Hospital. The child was then transported to Stroger Hospital.

The girl was later listed in good condition.

“With all of this shooting going on and they still don’t get the message, it’s sad,” a resident said.

Residents said the community needs to do better.

“It’s like the Wild Wild West, there’s no accountability,” said community activist Darryl Smith. “Let’s let our kids live.”

It’s unknown if any suspects are in custody. Anyone with information can leave an anonymous tip at cpdtip.com.

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