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8-year-old Boy Among 50 Shot Across Chicago

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More than 50 people have been shot across Chicago this weekend, including several children.

Six people, including four teenage girls — the youngest of them 12 — were injured in a mass shooting late Saturday on the West Side according to Illinois News Day.

Less than two hours later, an 8-year-old boy was injured in an unrelated shooting that left two people wounded, according to Chicago police.

Earlier in the night, a 16-year-old girl was shot.

The eight children were among 24 people shot, two fatally, from Saturday night into Sunday, according to Chicago police and records maintained by the Tribune.

Six people attending a party in the 5000 block of West Ohio Street in South Austin were shot around 11:40 p.m., according to a police media notification. They had been standing on a sidewalk in a group when “occupants in a dark-colored SUV fired shots” into the crowd, police said.

The injured were:

  • A 15-year-old girl suffered a graze wound to the head and a gunshot wound to her buttocks, and she was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in fair condition.
  • A woman, 19, suffered a gunshot wound to the back, and she was taken to Stroger Hospital in fair condition.
  • A 13-year-old suffered a gunshot wound to the buttocks, and she was taken to Stroger in fair condition.
  • A 14-year-old suffered a gunshot wound to the buttocks, and she was taken to Stroger in fair condition.
  • A 12-year-old suffered a gunshot wound to the hand, and she was taken by family members to West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park, where she was listed in fair condition.
  • A man, 25, arrived at Mount Sinai with a gunshot wound to the buttocks. He was treated and released, police said.