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Infant girl grazed by gunfire in Belmont Cragin

Police said the girl was sitting in the back seat of a car when an unknown offender in a white SUV fired shots. Police did not indicate if the 1-year-old was linked to a target of the shooter or not.


CHICAGO - Police reported an infant girl was grazed by gunfire while sitting in the backseat of a vehicle tonight on the city's northwest side.



The incident occurred around 6:30 p.m. tonight in the 5500 block of W. Wrightwood Avenue at the intersection of Wrightwood and Linder Avenues, in the Belmont Cragin neighborhood on the city's northwest side.

Initial reports said that the infant received a graze wound to the neck but Police are reporting that a 1-year-old female victim sustained a grazed gunshot wound to the head. The good news is that the infant girl was transported to Lurie's Children's Hospital where she was reportedly in good condition.

Police said the girl was sitting in the back seat of a car when an unknown offender in a white SUV fired shots. Police did not indicate if the 1-year-old was linked to a target of the shooter or not.

No offender is in custody. Area five detectives are investigating.


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