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Official: 5 children wounded in Chicago drive-by

April 21, 2014

CHICAGO (AP) — Authorities say five children were wounded in a drive-by shooting on Chicago’s South Side.

The Chicago Sun-Times (http://bit.ly/1iC5n2k ) that the attack happened Sunday night in the Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood.

Police say an 11-year-old girl was shot in the neck and was taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition. A 15-year-old boy who was shot in the arm was also taken there. A 14-year-old girl who was shot in the abdomen is in serious condition at Comer Children’s Hospital. A 14-year-old boy who was shot in the leg was also taken there.

Police say another 14-year-old girl later walked into Saint Bernard Hospital and Health Care Center with a graze wound on her buttocks.

The paper says witnesses said the attack happened after a confrontation at a nearby school playground.

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