Girl, 14, shot through door of apartment in South Commons

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CHICAGO — A 14-year old girl is recovering after being shot when bullets pierced the door of an apartment in the city’s South Commons neighborhood.

The shooting happened around 9:45 p.m. Monday in the 2700 block of South Indiana Avenue.

Raven Vance, 14, had just walked through the door with her mother, her mother’s friend, and a 4 year-old child, when someone fired shots from outside the unit.

Bullets went through the door, striking Raven three times: twice in the stomach area and once in the arm.

Doctors tell the family those bullets also hit part of her lung. She is now recovering at Comer Children’s Hospital.

Despite being shot three times, the freshman at Dyett High School tells WGN she is more concerned about her family, assuring them that she’ll be OK.

Raven’s family said they recall two men with hoodies dressed in all red and black lurking in the hallway near their apartment. Moments later is when those bullets came through the front door.

The teen’s mother said she believes their apartment door took a brunt of the force from those bullets, and helped to save her daughter’s life.

This is the second shooting at the apartment complex since Friday, when a 17-year old was shot during an attempted robbery.

Raven’s family is now focused on getting out of the South Commons neighborhood.

Despite there being numerous cameras in the building, Raven’s family tells WGN they don’t work.

No one is in custody.


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