Chicago baby shower shooting leaves 6 injured, including 2 children

Police investigating the shooting scene in Chicago.         
         CBS Chicago

Police investigating the shooting scene in Chicago. CBS Chicago

- At least six people were wounded, including an 8-year-old boy and a 10-year-old girl, in a shooting Saturday evening on the South Side that happened while a family was celebrating the upcoming birth of a child. Both children were in critical but stable condition. Two men in dark clothing approached the family gathering and opened fire before fleeing on foot, police said.

A 42-year-old man was shot twice in the hip; a 23-year-old man was shot in the left foot; and a 28-year-old man was shot in the right shoulder.

More than two dozen people were shot in Chicago during the warmest weekend so far this year.

"We were trying to pick the kids up, get the kids out of the way. they were going to get crushed", Richard Nix, whose grandson was having the shower, told The Chicago Tribune. "It wasn't nothing but kids in front of the house, sitting on the porch". They was just playing, and the shooting went off'.

Investigators were working "around the clock" to track down the suspects, Guglielmi said.

Experts believe the warm weather contributed to the weekend's deadly violence.

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On Saturday, a few miles south, a man was killed and another was wounded in a shooting in Morgan Park. He was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. The 19-year-old man died at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn; the 22-year-old man was not seriously wounded.

The final confirmed death this weekend saw a 52-year-old man shot in the head at around 8.30am Sunday on South Normal Boulevard, Englewood.

According to Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi, from 6 p.m. on Friday until 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, there were 24 shootings across the city and five murders.

Authorities have struggled to contain violence in Chicago, the nation's third-largest city. The boy was struck in his back and chest, and the girl was shot in her shin, police said.

When and where were people shot in Chicago over the weekend?

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