CHICAGO (CBS) — A 12-year-old girl and an 8-year-old boy were accidentally shot by another child playing with a gun in Bronzeville Friday night.5 Killed, 18 Wounded In Chicago Weekend Shootings
It happened on the 4700 block of South Forrestville around 10:20 p.m.
Chicago Police say the third child was playing around with the gun inside the home.
The girl has a graze wound to her arm and the boy was shot in his hand and shoulder.
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They went to Comer Children’s Hospital. Both were in fair condition.
Police are continuing to investigate.
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