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3-year-old girl grazed in Chicago Lawn

The toddler was with a woman in front of a home when someone opened fire from a vehicle, police said.

Chicago police investigate the scene where a three year old girl was grazed in the back with a bullet near S. Claremont Ave & W 65th St.
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A 3-year-old girl was hurt in a shooting Monday in Chicago Lawn on the South Side.

The toddler and a woman, 33, were in the 6500 block of South Claremont Avenue about 3:10 pm. when someone in a tan-colored vehicle opened fire, Chicago police said.

A bullet grazed the girl in the back and she was taken to Comer Children’s hospital in good condition, police said. The woman was not injured.

No arrests have been reported. Area One detectives are investigating.

The shooting follows one of Chicago’s most violent weekends in years. Between Friday evening and Monday morning, 14 people were fatally shot, among them 3-year-old Mekhi James, who was killed while riding in a car with his father in Austin.