5-year-old girl shot in arm in Englewood neighborhood

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Police were speaking to persons of interest after a 5-year-old girl was shot in the arm Wednesday evening in the Englewood neighborhood on the South Side.

About 8:30 p.m., paramedics responded to the 5900 block of South Peoria and found the girl with a gunshot wound in her arm, according to a spokesman for Fire Media Affairs.

She was inside a home there when she was shot, said Sgt. Bob Kane, a Chicago Police spokesman.

She was taken to the University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital where she was in fair condition, Kane said.

A police source said a weapon has been recovered, and that the girl may have been shot by accident.

Authorities are speaking to witnesses and “a number of persons of interest” Wednesday evening, the police source said.

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