Police questioning person of interest after 14-year-old shot in Little Village

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UPDATE: The 14-year-old girl and a 21-year-old Maywood woman were both charged following the prearranged sale.

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CHICAGO — Chicago police are questioning a person of interest in a shooting that critically injured a 14-year-old girl in Little Village.

Around 5:45 p.m. Friday, police were dispatched to the 2300 block of South Drake Avenue on the report of a shooting.

Police said a 14-year-old girl approached a female on the sidewalk after she had arranged to purchase an item from her. The girl was then shot in the chest.

The female suspect returned to a white sedan and reportedly fled in an unknown direction.

Chicago fire transported the girl to Stroger Hospital in critical condition. A pellet gun was recovered near the scene. It’s unknown if it was used in the shooting at this time.

This is the second shooting of a juvenile in Little Village within the the last month. On Halloween, near 26th Street and Lawndale Avenue, a 7-year-old girl was shot while trick-or-treating. A 15-year-old was taken into custody for the shooting.


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