Teen Girls Shot in West Garfield Park, Gunman Arrested: Cops

By Darryl Holliday on December 11, 2012 9:07am | Updated on December 12, 2012 8:52am

 Two women were shot in West Garfield Park in the 700 block of South Kilbourn Avenue Tuesday morning, police said.
Two women were shot in West Garfield Park in the 700 block of South Kilbourn Avenue Tuesday morning, police said.
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WEST GARFIELD PARK — Two teens were shot in West Garfield Park Tuesday morning, authorities said.

The 17-year-old girls were standing on a corner in the 700 block of South Kilbourn Avenue about 4:50 a.m. when a gunman walked up to the pair and pulled a gun on them, police said.

A man shot the first victim, hitting her in the chest and grazing her head, police said. The second victim was struck in her right arm.

"I saw two girls and a man, they was out there arguing" said neighborhood resident Tristin Hale, 23, who said he saw the violence unfold from his window. "Then I heard the two girls screaming. This was all right in front of my house."

"I heard one shot, then she (one of the victims) was on the ground," Hale said.

Hale, who recently moved to the neighborhood, said he told his brother to call the police. 

After chasing the second victim onto a neighboring doorstep, it appeared that the shooter's gun jammed as he attempted to shoot her in the head, according to Hale.

"He unloaded the bullets and put them back in," he said, adding that the gun still appeared to malfunction.

The teen with an injured arm was taken to Stroger Hospital and the victim with wounds to her chest and head was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, both in serious condition, according to the Chicago Fire Department.

The man ran away, and officers arrested him a short distance away.

 

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