Two children, 3 and 10, became the latest child victims of gun violence on Friday night in separate attacks on the west and south sides of the city.
They were at least the 13th and 14th children shot in a month – some of whom were killed.
At around 11 p.m., a 3-year-old girl was a passenger in the back seat of a car on the 4200 block of West Cermak Road when a black car approached and someone shot the girl’s car from inside, police said.
As gunshots shattered the rear window of the car, bullet fragments hit the top of her head. She was taken to Stroger Hospital in good condition, police said.
A little earlier in the night, a 10-year-old boy was walking on the sidewalk with his father and another man and child on the 1,000 block of East 93rd Street around 8:37 p.m., police said, when a person shot into a red car. on the group.
The boy was taken to Comer Hospital by his father with a gunshot wound to the left leg and was registered in good condition.
Just two days earlier, another 3-year-old – who was sleeping in his house – and an 8-year-old were shot in unrelated shootings. Both boys were taken to hospitals where the younger boy was treated for a wound to his elbow, while the older boy suffered a scrape to his leg.
In August, another series of children were shot, including 5-year-old Devin McGregor, who was killed in Rogers Park while near his father, who police said was the target.
The August 20 shooting of a 6-year-old girl, which took place while she was attending a birthday party in Englewood, took place just days after seven children were shot dead in less than 17 hours in the city.
Police were investigating and reported two arrests after the shooting of a 12-year-old boy who was seriously injured in the 1800 block of West 21st Place about 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, police said. Two men were charged with attempted first degree murder.