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4-year-old girl among 11 people wounded in Friday shootings

Eleven people — including a 4-year-old girl — were wounded in Friday shootings on the South and West sides.

The 4-year-old, identified by family as Jacele Johnson, and her 17-year-old cousin Romare Wilson, were shot about 8 p.m. inside an SUV in the 7000 block of South Justine, according to their family and Chicago police. Another vehicle pulled up, and someone inside fired shots, authorities said.

The girl was shot in the head and taken to Comer Children’s Hospital, where she was in critical condition, authorities said. The teen was shot in the chest and grazed by a bullet in the neck. He was in serious condition at Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.

A 15-year-old girl standing on a sidewalk nearby was shot in the forehead and was taken to Stroger Hospital, where her condition stabilized, police said.

Relatives gathered outside Comer’s Emergency Room entrance Friday night.

Marvin Gresham, 59, a South Side resident and the 4-year-old girl’s grandfather, said Jacele was in surgery early Saturday but that she has been responsive.

“We got a beautiful city, but we got some evil people here,” Gresham said.

In the latest shooting, two men were wounded in a Washington Heights neighborhood shooting on the South Side.

About 11:30 p.m., the two men were standing on a street in the 9200 block of South Normal when a white sedan drove by and someone inside opened fire, police said. A 44-year-old man was shot in the thigh and a 19-year-old man was shot in the right forearm. Both were taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where their conditions had stabilized.

A half hour earlier, a man was shot in the Austin neighborhood on the West Side.

The 25-year-old, a documented gang member, was standing on a sidewalk about 11 p.m. in the 600 block of North Menard when he heard shots and realized he’d been struck in the left ankle, police said. He took himself to West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park, where he was listed in good condition.

At 7:15 p.m., a 37-year-old man was shot and seriously wounded in the Southwest Side Chicago Lawn neighborhood. He was shot in the leg or upper groin area in the 2900 block of West 66th Street, police said. He was taken to Christ Medical Center, where he was in serious condition.

A fight led to a shooting Friday afternoon in the Lawndale neighborhood, leaving a 21-year-old man hurt.

He got into a fight about 2:45 p.m. in the 3000 block of West Roosevelt and ran into a vehicle, attempting to drive off, police said. Someone then fired shots at the vehicle, striking the man in the hip. He took himself to Stroger Hospital, where his condition was stabilized. A police source said the man is a documented gang member.

A 29-year-old man was hurt in a Friday morning drive-by shooting in the Marquette Park neighborhood on the Southwest Side.

About 5:40 a.m., the man was walking in the 6900 block of South Talman when a vehicle drove by and someone inside opened fire, striking the man in the upper thigh, police said. He was taken to Holy Cross Hospital, where he is listed in good condition.

About four hours earlier, a man was shot in Austin.

About 1:45 a.m., the 20-year-old was walking in the 4800 block of West Jackson when he heard gunfire and felt pain, police said. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital with gunshot wounds to his right calf and right thigh, police said. His condition had stabilized.

Friday’s first shooting happened at midnight in the Woodlawn neighborhood on the South Side.

The man was shot in the upper right thigh about midnight in the 6800 block of South East End. He was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where his condition stabilized, police said.