CHICAGO (CBS) — Chicago police are investigating after a 14-year-old girl was shot Saturday afternoon in Little Village.
Police say the girl was shot in the cheek in the 2400 block of South Troy Street by a 15-year-old boy who was handling a firearm that then discharged.READ MORE: Man Killed, Two Others Injured In Hit-And-Run Crash In Homan Square
It happened shortly after noon.
As a city, we have a fundamental obligation to ensure the safety of our children so that they can pursue their dreams and live a life free from violence. Each and every one of us needs to step up and play a role in fulfilling that commitment.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Severe Storms, Including Risk Of Tornadoes And Large Hail, In Afternoon And Evening
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Police are investigating how the gun was shot.
The boy is in police custody.MORE NEWS: Man Shot In River North Parking Garage
The girl was taken to Stroger Hospital in fair condition.