5 Children Wounded in Easter Sunday Chicago Drive-by Shooting

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Five children were injured in a drive-by shooting Sunday night in the Park Manor neighborhood on the South Side.  They were shot near 67th and Michigan about 7:40 p.m., police said.

An 11-year-old girl was shot in the neck and taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition, police said. A 15-year-old girl, who had a gunshot wound in her right arm, also was taken to Stroger.  A 14-year-old girl was shot in the abdomen and taken to Comer Children's Hospital in serious condition, police said. A 14-year-old boy, who was wounded in his left leg, also was taken to Comer.  A 14-year-old girl later walked into Saint Bernard Hospital and Health Care Center with a graze wound in her buttocks, police said.

Several young women said there had been an argument that turned into a confrontation at the Brownell Elementary School playground before the shooting. The drive-by shooting happened about 100 yards away from the school.

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