3 Children, 3 Adults Shot in Chicago Shooting

July 3, 2018 Updated: July 3, 2018

At least six people were shot, including three kids, during a drive-by shooting in Chicago, WGN-TV reported.

The shooting, which took place in the West Side district, took place at 10 p.m. on Sunday in the 3400 block of West Walnut, the report stated.

In the incident, three people who were in a black car pulled up next to a 17-year-old boy, a 26-year-old man, and a 20-year-old woman before shooting. The three people were shot.

Three children sitting in a parked car with their mother were shot in the crossfire.

A 14-year-old was shot in the chest, arm, and abdomen and was listed in critical condition, the report said.

Also shot was a 15-year-old girl who was shot in the thigh. She was listed in good condition, according to officials.

A 5-year-old girl was shot in the arm, and she was listed in stable condition, according to reports.

Tamya Russell was identified by ABC7 as a victim. She was taken to Mt. Sinai Hospital in serious condition with injuries to the chest and arm.

“She dropped my grandson off, and then came outside. She just came home from college,” Cindy Russell, her mother, said.

No one is in custody. Police said that there is a long-running gang feud in the neighborhood where the shooting occurred.

The 26-year-old man and 17-year-old boy, who were reportedly the intended targets, are known gang members, police said.

“This is one we need help from the community on this,” said Chicago Police Deputy Chief Al Nagode. “We can’t let this continue. The senseless gun violence that is occurring over here touches another family.”

Police are investigating the matter, ABC7 reported.

“I think like most Chicagoans, we’re broken by it. It makes us sad. I think it’s frustrating, it’s irritating, but some of us recognize that we have to do more than just feel, we have to take action,” Yolanda Fields, a local, told WGN.

 

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