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15-year-old girl critically wounded in South Side shooting

Updated: August 24, 2012 10:16PM



A teenage girl was critically wounded in what appears to be an accidental shooting Friday night in the Roseland neighborhood on the Far South Side, police said.

The 15-year-old girl was allegedly smoking pot with a teenage boy in the 0 to 100 block of West 112th Street, police said. The boy moved a gun, which fired and shot the girl in the chest, police said.

Paramedics took the girl on advanced life support to University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital at 6:59 p.m., where she was listed in critical condition, authorities said.

Area South detectives were questioning the boy, but no charges were filed as of Friday night.



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