12-Year-Old Girl Shot In Little Village

Updated 8/6/11 12:11 p.m.

CHICAGO (WBBM) – A 12-year-old girl was shot last evening while in the Southwest Side Little Village neighborhood.

The Chicago Fire Department says the girl was transported from 24th and California in critical condition. She’d been shot in the side. Police say the girl had been playing in the vicinity of the Maria Saucedo Scholastic Academy when a man with a gun across west 24th Street started shooting. Other children around her hit the ground to avoid being shot.

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Witnesses say while the man fired, three other men acted as lookouts. The shooter then jumped a fence and ran into an abandoned house. One neighbor says the area sits on a gang border, and that the shootings have been going on for 30 years and no one can stop them.

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  • malcom

    omg, how can this be? the liberals and democrats that people keep supporting year after year said they would make a utopia. DAley stopped all the crime during his reign. lets see, over 10,000 people have been murdered since he was mayor and thousands more wounded. Yet the media never said a word about his leadership and policies, Now you have a new mayor and police chief and still nothing changes.

    • Lori

      Enough with the blame game, Malcolm. I’m also tired of reading about our youth being killed by gunfire. So what are your solutions to stopping these killings? I’m curious. Please respond.

      • Mark

        More police, more prisons, and longer prison sentences!

  • Lori

    It’s not the illegals who are doing the killings. Check your facts, Jose Gonzales Domingos.

  • Justice...

    Jose……keep waiting for that corner office…..when do you think you’ll get it?? my guess…..it will be the stupid Mexican that is breaking his back for $10.00 an hr. at the bottom and willing to work their way up….the problem in America is that we think we are worth more than what we are…..wake your a$$ up, becuase if you keep sitting around pointing fingers your kids will get passed up as well. Also….check the enlistment of todays Military….how many of those enlisted are minorities?? and how many of those which have died were miniorities?? You my friend… are the problem.

    • Jose Gonzales Domingos

      This is NOT about minorities! This is about illegal Mexicans. Illegal, meaning criminals. Someone who busts their back should make enough to live on. And I’m not talking about living in poverty either. If 10 Illegals share a house or apartment, then $10 an hour is enough. But most of us don’t want to live like that. By the way, I’ve aready got my corner office.

  • Justice...

    Congrats for the corner office….I hope you make budget with the high operating expenses and salaries.

  • Lori

    Wow, I find it absolutely amazing that some of you are using this tragedy to promote your hatred and prejudice toward illegal immigrants. My heart goes out to this poor young lady and her family. As far as the rest of you, you get back what you put out there. May God help you.

  • Lyndia

    A child has been shot and all you can do is speak about illegal immigrants? I know youname is not Jose. No Mexican is his right mind would say those thing. Your name is probably Leroy Goldberg. I hope that child pulls through and the culprit is caught and stay in jail for the rest of his miserable life.

  • http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2011/08/09/teen-still-being-questioned-in-shooting-that-killed-girl-6/ Teen Still Being Questioned In Shooting That Killed Girl, 6 « CBS Chicago

    […] Meanwhile, police say detectives have been questioning a number of people in a shooting that wounded… The girl was hit Friday evening as she walked with her uncle at 24th Street and California Avenue, near the California Pink Line stop and just a couple of blocks north of the Cook County Criminal Courthouse. […]

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