Police say origin of 5-year-old girl’s injuries unknown

After being treated at Comer Children’s Hospital, doctors were unable to determine if the injury to her hand was actually the result of a gunshot wound, police said.

SHARE Police say origin of 5-year-old girl’s injuries unknown
Two men were shot September 2, 2021 in River North.

A 5-year-old girl was shot June 7, 2020, in Gresham on the South Side.

Sun-Times file photo

The injury of a 5-year-old girl in a reported shooting Sunday in Gresham is no longer being classified as a shooting, according to police.

Police initially reported that the girl was shot in the hand about 4:30 p.m. on Vincennes Avenue. A guardian took her to St. Bernard Hospital, then she was transferred to Comer Children’s Hospital.

However, after being treated at Comer Children’s Hospital, doctors were unable to determine if the injury to her hand was actually the result of a gunshot wound, police said.

No arrests have been made, police said, and detectives are no longer investigating the incident as a shooting.

Read more on crime, and track the city’s homicides.

The Latest
In most cases, co-pays aren’t mandatory. They’re optional, state Sen. Donald DeWitte writes.
The Chicago Board of Education’s potential vote to dismantle school choice and get rid of police, even in schools that want them, imposes a blanket approach that strips families of a say in their children’s education and safety, eight elected officials write.
Suzuki was one of the best hitters in MLB for the last two months of the 2023 season.
Mismatched friends have hijinks on the way and bad guys on their tail in fast-paced action comedy by one of the Coen Brothers.
It might have been rock bottom for the 2023-24 Bulls, strolling into Boston and getting thumped by 27. With the second half of the season resuming on Thursday and the Celtics in the United Center, revenge time?