Chicago Girl, 12, Shot in Leg Outside Her Home

About 10 shots were fired at the home around 6:30 p.m. while the girl was doing homework

Thursday, Aug 16, 2012  |  Updated 4:19 PM CDT
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Crystal Booker, just three days into the new school year, was shot in the leg while on the porch of her home. Michelle Relerford reports.

Crystal Booker, just three days into the new school year, was shot in the leg while on the porch of her home. Michelle Relerford reports.

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A 12-year-old girl was shot in the leg Wednesday in front of her home in Chicago's Marquette Park neighborhood, police said.

Crystal Booker was doing homework outside when someone fired about 10 shots toward her home, in the the 6500 block of South Talman Avenue, at about 6:30 p.m.

"Everybody got to ducking and all that. So she was all the way at the bottom and then she got hit," said the girl's cousin, Aelicia Booker. "She was panicking, but her father was set on calming her down. But she was an innocent person."

Crystal was taken to Holy Cross Hospital in good condition and is expected to make a full recovery. No arrests have been made.

The eighth grader started school Monday.

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