06/07/2013 01:34 pm ET Updated Jun 08, 2013

Woman Shot While Holding Baby Near Chicago School, In Broad Daylight

A 32-year-old Chicago mother was wounded in a shooting in broad daylight while walking her child home from school in the city's Pill Hill neighborhood Tuesday.

The woman had just picked up her 7-year-old child from Amelia Earhart Elementary School and was holding her 2-year-old when when she was shot in the chest around 3:30 p.m. in the 1600 block of East 93rd Place, within a block of the school, according to the Chicago Tribune.

At least five shots reportedly rang out just after the end of classes for the day, two of which tore through the walls of Al Hogan, who told DNAinfo Chicago he heard the woman yelling, "I'm shot, I'm shot, somebody help me." Hogan told DNAinfo the bullets came "just inches" within hitting him.

The woman was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in serious condition but is expected to recover, according to NBC Chicago. None of her children, nor any students or staff at the school were wounded in the shooting.

According to ABC Chicago, the shooting began as a gun fight in an adjacent alley that spilled out into the street, which was busy with other parents also walking their children home from school.

"And they just came across the street, just shooting like the wild, wild west," one witness told the station.

The shooting has rattled residents on the usually calm, violence-free block.

You can’t pick your kid up from school without possibly getting shot?” Erica Edwards, the shooting victim's neighbor, told CBS Chicago.

No one was in custody in the shooting Friday morning as an investigation continues.



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