Pregnant Teen Hurt in Marquette Park Shooting

The shooting was one of six overnight following a violent weekend

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    A pregnant teenager is recovering in the hospital Tuesday after gunfire erupted outside her home.

    Police said a 17-year-old girl was shot in the shoulder just after 9 p.m. Monday in the Marquette Park neighborhood. Bullets entered through the window of her home on the 7000 block of South Maplewood Avenue and she was struck.

    Witnesses told NBC Chicago a car drove past spraying up to 30 shots. 

    The teen was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn in serious condition, but her baby reportedly is OK.

    No one else was injured and no one was in custody in connection to the shooting.

    The mother-to-be was one four other people injured by gunfire overnight in Chicago after a violent weekend

    In a separate shooting a 20-year-old Markham man was struck several times just before 11 p.m. in the 6300 block of South Rockwell Street, also in the Marquette Park neighborhood. The man was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.