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7-year-old girl killed, 7 others injured after shooting in Back of the Yards

CHICAGO — A shooting on the city’s Southwest Side left a 7-year-old girl dead and seven others, including two children, injured on Saturday night. 

Officers say they responded to a shot spotter alert in the 2000 block of West 52nd Street, in Back of the Yards, on Saturday night, and after arriving on the scene, they located several people who had suffered gunshot wounds.

Three children were among the eight injured. Police say a 1-year-old boy and a 7-year-old boy both suffered multiple gunshot wounds and were taken to the hospital in critical condition. 

A third child, a 7-year-old girl, suffered a gunshot wound to her head and later succumbed to her injuries. 

The other five people injured were adults whose ages ranged from 19 to 40. Police did not provide updates on their conditions. 

Officers say the shooting was likely not a random act and believe it may have been a gang-related incident. 

According to police, an investigation into the deadly shooting is ongoing.

Authorities have not yet identified the victim killed. 

Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to contact CPD Area One detectives at 312-747-8380 or dial 911. 

Those with information that could help authorities in their investigation can also leave a tip at Tips can be filed anonymously.

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