Boy, 14, killed and girl, 12, in critical condition after getting hit by car in Lawndale
The crash happened about 7:30 p.m. when the boy and girl ran into the street in the 4400 block of West Cermak Road, police said.
A 14-year-old boy was killed and a 12-year-old girl was critically injured when they were both struck by a car Saturday night in Lawndale.
Kaidon Bell and the girl ran into the street about 7:30 p.m. and were hit by a Dodge Charger that was headed west in the 4400 block of West Cermak Road, Chicago police said.
Bell, 14, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. The girl was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in critical condition.
Alcohol use was not suspected as a factor in the crash, police said. The driver, a 20-year-old man, was cited for failure to reduce speed and failure to yield to a pedestrian.
The crash is being investigated the Major Accident Unit.
Officers received a report of shots fired in the 3900 block of West Flournoy Street about 1:10 a.m.
The girl was inside a residence in the 12600 block of South Lowe Avenue when she heard gunshots coming from the street.
The male was attacked in the 2100 block of West Randolph Street, police said.
Injuries were considered severe for five of the 28 injured. Video of the aftermath showed concertgoers struggling to lift the wreckage off other attendees.
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