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Officials: At least 6 shot, including 2 children, in West Englewood

About 20 children played outside, adults at the baby shower were laughing and having a good time, playing a game in which two men in the family were pregnant to look pregnant. street, wounding at least six people, including two young children, around 6:25 pm in the 6300 block of South Seeley Avenue, police said. An 8-year-old boy was shot in the chest and back, and a 10-year-old girl was shot in the shin. A 29-year-old woman was shot in the shoulder and chest, and was in critical condition at Advocate Christ's Medical Center at Oak Lawn. A 42- year-old man shot twice in the hip was also taken to Christ. A 23-year-old man shot in the left foot and a 28-year-old man hit in the right shoulder was taken to Holy Cross and stabilized, police said. There were about 20 children outside, and they started rushing the house, where some people ducked while others went to help the children inside, said Richard Nix, whose oldest grandson was having the baby shower. The children started piling on top of one another as they were bottlenecked through the door, Nix said. "We were trying to pick up the kids, get the kids out of the way … they were going to get crushed," Nix said. "It wasn't nothing but kids in front of the house, sitting on the porch. They were just playing, and the shooting went off. ” As Area South detectives began to investigate, police said they had no…

About 20 children played outside, adults at the baby shower were laughing and having a good time, playing a game in which two men in the family were pregnant to look pregnant. street, wounding at least six people, including two young children, around 6:25 pm in the 6300 block of South Seeley Avenue, police said.

An 8-year-old boy was shot in the chest and back, and a 10-year-old girl was shot in the shin.

A 29-year-old woman was shot in the shoulder and chest, and was in critical condition at Advocate Christ’s Medical Center at Oak Lawn.

A 42- year-old man shot twice in the hip was also taken to Christ. A 23-year-old man shot in the left foot and a 28-year-old man hit in the right shoulder was taken to Holy Cross and stabilized, police said.

There were about 20 children outside, and they started rushing the house, where some people ducked while others went to help the children inside, said Richard Nix, whose oldest grandson was having the baby shower. The children started piling on top of one another as they were bottlenecked through the door, Nix said.

“We were trying to pick up the kids, get the kids out of the way … they were going to get crushed,” Nix said. “It wasn’t nothing but kids in front of the house, sitting on the porch. They were just playing, and the shooting went off. ”

As Area South detectives began to investigate, police said they had no suspects in custody.

“ The ones that were doing the shooting, none of them get shot, “Nix said.” It’s just the innocent people “

The baby shower was supposed to be a happy day, Nix said,” supposed to be. “

Now Sandra Wright Davis, a relative of the 8-year -old boy shot in the chest, sitting in comer’s emergency room with several other frantic family members, waiting for word from doctors.

Wright Davis learned what happened when the boy’s mother called her from the ambulance where she was with her son, crying, “My baby’s leg shot!” Wright Davis said the mother had applied chest compressions. “She’s onto her baby and applied the … pressure. She did all the right things,” Wright Davis said.

As Wright Davis recounted the harrowing phone call, sobbing woman walked in with l east half and boxes more relatives. She was inconsolable, holding her hands over her cheeks as tears ran down her face. “Jesus,” she said.

Relatives tried to comfort her, saying, “They said he was alert.”

“He’s got to be OK!” collapsing in the arms of a man who said Wright Davis was the boy’s father. He walked out of the intake area, wearing light blue hospital scrubs, tears streaming down his face too.

A hospital worker came out about 7:40 p.m.

Minutes later, outside the hospital, a woman wearing a long-sleeved top, streaked with what appeared to be blood, stumbled out with several others. 1

9659002] “My baby, my baby!” She screamed and started trying to explain what happened to friends and relatives. “I hear ba, ba, ba, ba, ba”, she said, describing shots. “I got to my baby,” she said, “to keep him.”

Head police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi tweeted that the shooting took place “at a family gathering” and people on scene were cooperating with detectives.

A bouquet of balloons floating outside a home on Seeley in between 63rd and 64th streets. In the backyard, people started taking down yellow, teal and red balloons that had been taped along the fence. in. Caliman said she goes to crime scenes when she feels many documentaries and shows glorify violence in Chicago and she thinks it’s important to see how things really are. Sometimes, she takes video.

“There’s a lot of injustice, no matter what people really don’t understand what’s happening in Chicago or why it’s happening, so that’s why I was like envisioning in my own head to do this. , “She said.” It’s sad, it’s sad, you know what I’m saying? I hate having to justify everything that happens here to people. ”

Kellum said, they can’t be justified, she said.

They don’t care about the next person, “Kellum said.” I grew up in the streets of Chicago, so I already know how it goes. … It’s sickening. Kids can’t even hang out on their block and ride their bikes because (people) want to ride up and shoot randomly. “

Trying to help, Caliman said she started posting to Facebook groups, offering people rides to job interviews and meetings.

“The more people you can get from the streets, the more this won’t happen,” she said.

At the yellow police tape down 64 th from the two women, another woman was talking with officers on the other side about how to get her car out of the crime scene so she could go to Comer.

“Do me a favor, I want it to be as low-key as possible,” an officer duty here. “We can go this way – I just want you, you’re gonna come with me, you’re gonna get your car and you’re gonna pull your car around. You are getting your family out, and you can go to the hospital, OK. ”

The woman followed the officer as her 15-year-old daughter waited at the edge of the tape, holding a tiny girl with flower-shaped beads clipped throughout her braided hair, standing next to Richard Nix.

The girl said she and her mother had just parked down the street and were heading to the baby shower when two groups of men started shooting at each other. The girl noticed a teen wearing an orange do-rag sitting on one of the porches before dropping east down 64th toward Seeley and someone inside started shooting out of the car.

Nix said he’d noticed some of the men outside drinking the street and didn’t recognize any of them from the street started shooting back, she said. The block

The girl and her mother going to the house up Seeley.

“That’s when everybody started running inside the house,” she said. t notice she got hit to she got in the house. And then the little boy, he was just laying on the ground like he was just shot, he didn’t move. My momma ran and got him, that’s when she noticed he had shot. ”

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