Girl, 3, in critical condition after she was shot in West Englewood

Girl, 3, in critical condition after she was shot in West Englewood
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A 3-year-old girl was shot Tuesday while she was outside in West Englewood, authorities said.

The girl was struck by a bullet in the upper torso before 8 p.m. near 70th Street and Damen Avenue, police and fire officials said.

The girl was in a yard or on a porch when she was hit by shots fired from a vehicle, police said.

She was taken to Comer Children’s Hospital in “critical but stable” condition, officials said.

“This cannot be our new normal, people,” Chicago Police Chief of Operations Fred Waller said at the scene of the shooting Tuesday night. “Our babies are being shot. These are our babies.”

Police are investigating whether the girl’s shooting was related to an incident less than 30 minutes earlier when a 15-year-old boy was wounded by gunfire less than a…



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