Teen Girls Among 4 People Shot Tuesday

By Emily Morris on December 19, 2012 11:45am | Updated on December 19, 2012 3:52pm

 Four people were shot in the city Tuesday, police said.
Four people were shot in the city Tuesday, police said.
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CHICAGO — Two 16-year-old girls were injured when a gunman opened fire on a crowd in Pilsen — among four people shot across the city Tuesday, police said.

The girls were standing in the 2300 block of South Leavitt Street about 3:50 p.m. with a group of other people when someone drove up in a maroon four-door sedan, and a passenger began shooting in their direction.

One of the girls was hit in the buttocks, while the other sustained a wound to her arm, and both were taken to Stroger Hospital, police said.

One of the men in the group was a known gang member, and police do not believe the girls were intended targets, cops said.

No one is in custody, police said.

In a separate incident, shots were fired at police in the 2600 block of West 23rd Place in Little Village about 7:20 p.m., cops said.

The officers didn't return fire, and no one was injured, police said. Officers did not comment on what led to the shooting and said no one was in custody.

In Ashburn, an 18-year-old and a 26-year-old were shot in their legs about 10:45 p.m., police said.

The two were in the 2300 block of West 81st Street when a gunman approached on foot and fired shots, hitting the 18-year-old in his right thigh and the 26-year-old in both legs, police said. They were taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, police said.

No one is in custody following the incident.

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