West Pullman: Man wounded, 11-year-old girl struck by stray bullet, in shooting at gas station – About Your Online Magazine


A 19-year-old man was shot and an 11-year-old girl was struck by a stray bullet Monday night in a shooting at a gas station in West Pullman on the Far South Side.

About 10:50 p.m., the 19-year-old was leaving the store of a gas station in the 100 block of West 127th Street, when someone fired shots at him striking him in the groin area, Chicago police said. The man returned fire, but no one was struck.

An 11-year-old girl who was sitting in the backseat of a vehicle parked at a gas pump was also struck in the face, police said.

The man was brought to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn in serious-to-critical condition, according to Chicago fire officials. The girl was taken to Comer Children’s Hospital in critical condition.

A weapon was found in the 12600 block of South Wentworth Avenue, police said.

The 11-year-old girl does not appear to have been the intended target.

Area Two detectives are investigating.

Paula Fonseca