Girl, 7, injured after shots fired inside Southwest Side apartment

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CHICAGO — A 7-year-old girl was shot while inside an apartment on the city's Southwest Side.

The shooting happened around 2:30 a.m. Monday in the 4300 block of South Fairfield in Brighton Park.

Shots were fired through the front window of the apartment, and the girl was struck in the right foot and left shin. She was transported to Stroger Hospital where she was stabilized.

The girl was not the intended target, but it appears someone else in the house was.

Area Central detectives are investigating. No one is in custody.

The number of juveniles shot in 2019 stands at 82, which is outpacing considerably the number shot in all of 2018 at 104, according to Chicago Police News Affairs.

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