Girl, 13, Sexually Assaulted at Gunpoint in West Englewood

The man forced the girl into an alley, police said

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    A 13-year-old was sexually assaulted early Tuesday in the 5900 block of South Wood Street in West Englewood, police said.

    Police are telling parents in the West Englewood neighborhood not to let their children walk to school by themselves after a 13-year-old girl was raped at gunpoint earlier this week.

    The sexual assault happened at about 8:45 a.m. Tuesday as the girl was walking in the 5900 block of South Wood Street, police said.

    The man allegedly approached her, started talking to her, then pulled out a blue steel handgun. At that point, police said, he forced the girl in a nearby alley where he sexually assaulted her before running off.

    The offender is described as a black male between 5-foot-9 and 5-foot-11 with a slim build and light complexion. He was wearing a black hooded jacket and black skull cap.

    No one is in custody in the assault. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 312-747-8380.