2 children among 6 shot at baby shower in Chicago neighborhood

Photo courtesy: WGN TV-9/Chicago. 4-6-2019


CHICAGO — At least six people were shot, including two children, when gunfire erupted at a West Englewood baby shower, police and witnesses said.

According to the Chicago Police Department, the shooting occurred at a family gathering about 6:20 p.m. in the 6300 block of South Seeley Avenue.

Witnesses said it was a baby shower.

An 8-year-old boy was shot in the chest and back and taken to Comer Children’s Hospital, according to police.

A spokesman for the Chicago Fire Department said the boy suffered at least one collapsed lung — and that paramedics performed a life-saving needle decompression procedure in the ambulance.

Police said a 10-year-old girl was shot in the shin and taken to Comer, where her condition had stabilized.

A 29-year-old woman is in critical condition after being shot in the shoulder and chest. She was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center.

A 42-year-old man was shot twice in the hip. A 23-year-old man was shot in the left foot. A 28-year-old man was shot in his right shoulder. All of their conditions had stabilized, authorities said.

Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said witnesses on the scene were not being cooperative.

No one was in custody. Detectives are investigating.

This is a developing story.


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