4 Shot At Family Picnic In Chicago
Four people, including an eleven-year-old girl, were shot at a family party in the Pill Hill neighborhood over the weekend. It happened in the 9100 block of South Chappel Avenue around 10:45 p.m. Sunday night. Police say the victims were in a large crowd of people when a gun menemerged from a gangway across the street and opened fire.
A 16-year-old boy was shot in the back, the eleven-year-girl was grazed in the left calf, and an 18-year-old man was hit in the right elbow. A 51-year-old woman was also wounded in the buttocks. All four victims were taken to the hospital, and are listed in good condition.
Police have no clear motive for the shooting, and have made no arrests. The shooting was a block away from the scene of a fatal shooting earlier that day. Police have not said if the two shootings were connected.
Statistically, the tiny Pill Hill neighborhood has one of the lowest crime rates of any South Side neighborhood, according to Chicago police numbers. Including Sunday’s slaying of a 38-year-old man, Pill Hill — named because of its past popularity among doctors — has had only two homicides dating back to 2008, according to Tribune homicide numbers.