Back of the Yards

Teen Girl Critically Hurt in Back of the Yards Shooting, Police Say

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Chicago police are investigating after a 14-year-old girl was shot and critically injured in the city’s Back of the Yards neighborhood on Wednesday afternoon.

According to authorities, the girl was walking her dog with her boyfriend in the 1700 block of West 48th Street at approximately 6:09 p.m. when three people walked up to the pair.

One of the individuals pulled out a weapon and fired shots at her, striking her in the head. Surveillance footage shows the three individuals run back to a waiting tan SUV, which sped away from the scene.

Police say the girl was taken to Comer Children’s Hospital, where she was listed in critical condition.

Neighbors say the girl and her boyfriend are both good kids who stay out of trouble. A family friend says the girl is active, always playing with friends in the neighborhood.

Authorities are continuing to investigate the shooting, and no suspects are in custody at this time.

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