A 11-year-old girl wounded in a shooting in Chicago's Northwest Side Hermosa neighborhood was the youngest of at least 11 victims of gun violence over the weekend through Sunday morning citywide.
The young girl was shot about 4 a.m. while sitting with family members on the steps of the home where she lived in the 2300 block of North Kostner Avenue, according to the Chicago Tribune. No one else was wounded in the shooting.
According to the Chicago Sun-Times, authorities say an unknown female approached the group and opened fire. The girl is now in "stable" but serious condition at Lurie Children's Hospital after suffering "through-and-through" wounds.
The girl, identified by CBS Chicago as Cindy Leon, has lived with her family in the neighborhood for three months.
Monday would have Cindy's first day of school, according to CBS, but doctors have advised her family to have her sit out for the day.
Earlier Sunday morning, a 16-year-old boy was wounded in a separate shooting in the West Garfield Park neighborhood. DNAinfo Chicago reports the boy was shot in the chest at 12:20 a.m. in a vacant lot in the 4000 block of West Wilcox Street and taken in critical condition to Mount Sinai Hospital.
According to NBC Chicago, police are unsure if the 16-year-old was the intended target of the shooting.
In other weekend shootings, three men were wounded in a shooting at 5:30 a.m. Sunday in the 300 block of South Green Street on the city's Near West Side, the Sun-Times reports.
No one is in custody in any of the shootings as of Sunday morning.