At least 14 people were shot in Chicago over 10 hours Tuesday afternoon through early Wednesday, pushing the number of gun victims in the city this year to more than 2,200, including at least 21 children 13 and younger.
Among those shot Tuesday was 6-year-old Tacarra Morgan, who was seriously wounded in the abdomen while sitting on her porch in West Englewood with her mother and grandmother. Police said two volleys of gunfire erupted as three cars drove down the 6000 block of South Paulina Street around 1 p.m.
Tacarra was listed in critical but stable condition Tuesday evening at Comer Children’s Hospital. Police said the shooting may have been sparked by feuding factions of the Gangster Disciples. They reported no one in custody.
The girl was the fifth child 13 or under to be shot in Chicago this month, according to data kept by the Tribune. Last year, at least 42 children in that age range were among the more than 2,900 people shot in the city.