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2 Arrested for Christmas Shooting of 7-Year-Old Girl on Chicago's Southwest Side

Two people of interest were arrested by detectives, Chicago police said Saturday night

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Two people have been arrested for the shooting of a 7-year-old girl who was injured on Christmas during a family gathering on the city's Southwest Side, Chicago police said.

The suspects, Jaime Lopez, 22, and Gabriela Lopez, 35, were each charged with attempted murder, according to a news release issued by the Chicago Police Department.

The young victim was inside a Brighton Park home with her family at about 1:37 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 25 when someone on the sidewalk fired shots into the home, Chicago police said.

The girl was struck in the torso and initially taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition. A man, 38, was also wounded in the shooting, police said.

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