Two children shot while playing in South Side yard
By ROSEMARY SOBOL Staff Reporter April 11, 2011 12:14AM
Updated: September 24, 2012 6:25AM
Two children — a 10-year-old boy and his 13-year-old sister — were shot Sunday afternoon while playing catch in their South Side front yard.
Tremon and Anamica Hill were among about eight children playing in the 5100 block of South Calumet about 4:18 p.m. when at least one male started firing shots from across the street, the children’s family said.
Anamica was shot in her arm, while Tremon was grazed in his buttocks. Both were treated and released from University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital. Anamica still had a bullet fragment in her left arm late Sunday night.
“I was scared,” recalled Anamica, who grabbed the front door of her home so other children could flee to safety.
That’s when she was shot.
“A bullet hit me in the arm while I was holding the door for my sister,” Anamica said. “I felt dizzy.”
Tremon recalled: “I tried to run away and I got shot. I fell down. Yeah, it hurt. It stings a little bit.”
Their mother, Tanya King, 37, said she just moved to the apartment complex three weeks ago with her eight children from 78th and Essex in the South Shore neighborhood to escape violence.
“And now two of my kids were already in an incident,” said King. “I might have to keep them in the house now. I didn’t think they would be shooting in the front. It was early.”
King feared her children were the targets. Police said the children were not believed to be the intended targets.
No arrests had been made late Sunday night.
Contributing: Sarah Ostman