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08/12/2013 12:47 pm ET Updated Aug 12, 2013

Shyla Rivera, 4-Year-Old Girl, Among The 37 Shot, 4 Fatally, During Chicago Weekend Gun Violence

Four people were killed and at least 33 other people -- including a 4-year-old girl -- wounded by Chicago gun violence since Friday night.

The 4-year-old shooting victim was injured around 10:30 p.m. Sunday night during a drive-by in Portage Park. ABC Chicago reports Shyla Rivera was in a car with her older brother and his friend near the intersection of West Irving Park Road and North Central Avenue when a gray vehicle pulled up and at least one person started firing shots.

Shyla was shot in the hip and taken to an area hospital where she was listed in serious-to-critical condition; the two men, ages 17 and 20, were also shot and treated.

The family believes the shooting was a case of mistaken identity; police confirmed the victims are not gang members, and no road rage incident preceded the shooting, according to the Tribune.

Between Friday and Saturday evenings, four people were killed in South and West Side shootings. According to the Tribune, Kenneth Barbour, 18 was shot in the 6800 block of South St. Lawrence Avenue in the Park Manor neighborhood about 8:15 p.m. Friday night and later died of his injuries.

According to police data, Barbour was Chicago's 250th homicide of the year, RedEye reports.

Three more fatal shootings followed Saturday. Jacoby Herron, 21, was shot dead near 79th Street and Yates Boulevard in South Chicago around 4 a.m. Saturday morning.

Ralph McNeal, 54, was killed about 6:17 p.m. that day in the 2900 block of South State Street. The Sun-Times reports the area was designated a “Safe Passage” route for students walking to Drake Elementary School just one day prior to McNeal's death.

(Read more about Saturday's fatal "Safe Passage" route shooting.)

An unidentified 18-year-old man was fatally shot Saturday night about 10:10 p.m. in the 1000 block of North St. Louis in Humboldt Park.

Despite the high injury toll and four fatalities, CBS Chicago reports city police say citywide shootings are down 22 percent, murders are down 26 percent and overall crime is down 15 percent compared with last year.

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