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2 children shot dead, 1 killed in apartment in Skokie

SKOKIE, Ill. (CBS) – A child is dead and another is injured following a shooting in Skokie just after midnight on Saturday.

Police said at around 12:08 a.m. officers responded to a 911 call of shots fired inside an apartment building in the 4700 block of Main Street.

Officers located two juvenile victims, 9 and 6, with gunshot wounds. The 9-year-old victim suffered multiple gunshot wounds and the 6-year-old victim suffered an abrasion, police said.

The victims were transported to an area hospital where the 9-year-old victim was pronounced dead.

A neighbor tells us that he heard several gunshots.

“It doesn’t usually happen here, but something like this happening in my neighborhood is just very shocking,” Marco Cajamarca said.

A preliminary investigation into the circumstances of the shooting is still ongoing.

Anyone with information can contact the Skokie Police Department at (847) 982-5900. Witnesses can also contact the 24-hour Skokie Crime Tip hotline at 847/933-TIPS (8477), or Text-A-Tip is available 24 hours a day by texting “Skokie” and your tip to 226787 .


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