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At least 6 shot, including 2 kids, in drive-by at family gathering in Englewood

Baku, April 7, AZERTAC

At least six people were wounded, including an 8-year-old boy and a 10-year-old girl, in a drive-by shooting Saturday evening on the South Side that happened while a family was celebrating the upcoming birth of a child, according to Chicago Sun Times.

Gunfire erupted at 6:21 p.m. outside the gathering in the 6300 block of South Seeley in the Englewood neighborhood, according to Chicago police. The shots were fired from a red Chevrolet Equinox.

Both children were taken to Comer Children’s Hospital, where their conditions were stabilized, authorities said. The boy was struck in his back and chest, and the girl was shot in her shin, police said.

A 29-year-old woman was shot in her shoulder and chest, while a 42-year-old man was shot twice in his hip, police said. They were taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where the woman was in critical condition, and the man’s condition was stabilized.

The gunfire also hit a 23-year-old man in his foot and a 28-year-old man in the shoulder, police said. They were both taken to Holy Cross Hospital, where their conditions were stabilized. The older man was later transferred to Mount Sinai Hospital.

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