2 children, 4 others shot outside baby shower in possible gang violence in Chicago

2 children, 4 others shot outside baby shower in possible gang violence in Chicago

[Ed. – Chicagoland being kept safe by its stringent gun control laws.]

Two young children were among six victims who were shot Saturday outside a baby shower in Chicago, police said.

A 10-year-old girl and an 8-year-old boy were wounded during the shooting Saturday evening in West Englewood, according to a tweet from the Chicago Police Department’s chief spokesman.

The shooting erupted when two men in dark clothing approached the gathering and “opened fire,” said Anthony Guglielmi, the department’s chief communications officer.

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The shooters fled the area on foot, he added. No one has been arrested, police said.

The girl was wounded in the shin, while the boy was struck in the chest and back, police said. They were rushed to local hospitals and are both in critical but stable condition, Guglielmi said.

“Our prayers are with the two young children that were injured yesterday,” he said in an email to ABC News.

Information about the other victims was not immediately available.

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