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Malikha Mills, Joliet Teen, Shot For The Second Time Over One-Month Period

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A Chicago-area teen was shot in the leg Tuesday evening -- the second time she has been shot over a period of less than a month on the same street.

Malikha Mills, 17, of Joliet, Ill., was standing next to a car with a group of people around 10 p.m. Tuesday when shots rang out, the Joliet Herald-Times reports.

According to police, Mills was shot through her right leg as she ran for cover, the Associated Press reports. A 2-year-old girl who was being held by her mother was also injured in the incident.

Mills was taken to Silver Cross Hospital and treated for her wound, according to Patch.

Three weeks earlier, Mills was wounded in a shooting just before midnight on June 17 in the 1400 block of Englewood in Joliet, one block away from the Tuesday shooting, according to CBS Chicago. Three other people -- aged 20 to 27 -- were also injured in the June 17 shooting.

No suspect is in custody in either shootings as of Thursday afternoon.

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