4 wounded including baby, 13-year-old in South Loop shooting, officials say

CHICAGO – Chicago police say a baby and a 13-year-old girl are among four people wounded in a shooting following an apparent argument between people in two vehicles in the South Loop.

The shooting happened near Cermak Road and State Street around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The victims were shot while sitting in a car. Police said the incident began during some type of altercation involving the victims' car and another car. Police said the second car pulled up, the offender got out and fired shots into the car striking the three people.

Officials said a 6-month-old boy was shot twice in the abdomen and a 13-year-old girl was shot in the shoulder. They were taken to Lurie Children's Hospital where they remain Thursday morning in critical-to-stable condition.

A 37-year-old woman was taken to Northwestern Hospital in critical condition with a knee wound. Police said she was also stabilized.

A 27-year-old man, who may have been the attacker's target, had a graze wound.

Police said the shooting doesn't appear to be random.

Officials shut down the CTA Green Line in the area to search for suspects.

The offender's vehicle is believed to be a blue van or SUV.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call police.


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