CHICAGO (CBS)– A 12-year-old girl was shot in her bedroom in the Burnside neighborhood early Saturday morning.
12-YEAR-OLD SHOT INSIDE HER OWN HOME: Loved ones say Lakiya Charleston was shot in the shoulder and stomach while sleeping early Saturday morning in Chicago’s Burnside neighborhood.READ MORE: Bar And Restaurant Owners Fight For Late Night Hours While Trying To Stay In Business Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
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Family members told CBS 2 Lakiya Charleston is undergoing surgery at Comer Children’s Hospital.
According to Chicago police, the 12-year-old was in the back bedroom of a residence, in the 9200 block of South Ellis Avenue, when shots were fired from the sidewalk by two male offenders.
Two men shot up a house on Chicago’s far south side early Saturday morning.
Several bullets went through the home near 92nd and South Ellis Avenue.READ MORE: Investigation Launched At Calumet City School Due To Controversial Black History Month Assignement
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The shooting happened just before 5 a.m. near 92nd Street and South Ellis Avenue. Police said the bullets went through the window of the home.
Police said the victim was shot in the shoulder.
No one is in custody.
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