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3 girls arrested following South Loop pepper spray attacks

Updated: September 26, 2013 8:19AM

A group of girls shot two women with pepper spray during separate attacks in the South Loop Wednesday night.

Police said the first attack occurred about 10:30 p.m., when a group of three girls approached a 24-year-old woman on foot and sprayed her as she stood outside in the 1100 block of South State Street. The woman was treated and released from Mercy Hospital, police said.

Shortly after, a 26-year-old woman was also sprayed in the 1300 block of South State Street. The woman’s injuries were treated on the scene, police said.

Three female juveniles were in custody for the attacks early Thursday. Charges against them are pending, police said.

Police could not offer a motive for the attacks.

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