By CBS 2 Chicago Staff

CHICAGO (CBS) — A 15-year-old girl was shot in the head and critically wounded in the Fernwood neighborhood late Saturday afternoon.

Police said the incident was one of many in a shooting spree that left at least three people dead from the South Side to Evanston.

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The girl was traveling in the back seat of a vehicle in the 10300 block of South Halsted Street when shots were fired, and the driver’s side passenger window shattered, police said.

The girl realized she had been shot in the head, police said. She was taken to the University of Chicago’s Comer Children’s Hospital in critical condition.

Police Supt. David Brown said this was one of multiple incidents in a shooting spree by Jason Nightengale, 32, that stretched from the South Side to Evanston.

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The shooting spree also left a male University of Chicago student and a female building security guard dead in Kenwood, and left a man dead in a shooting in a store in Washington Heights. Two elderly women were also injured in the shooting spree.

Nightengale ultimately found his way to Howard Street and Western Avenue on the cusp of the West Rogers Park neighborhood in Evanston.

Police said Nightengale announced a robbery and accosted a woman in a CVS store, then shot and critically wounded a woman he took hostage in an IHOP across the street. Nightengale was shot and killed by Evanston police in a Dollar General parking lot, police said.

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