June 19, 2017-The Gazette reported earlier that a 9 year old male was shot in the 4300 block of W. 19th Avenue at approximately 9:00 pm tonight. As soon as we issued that report, we began receiving unconfirmed reports of a 9 year old female being shot in the 2100 block of Chase Street. According to the scanner, Gary Police were dispatched to the 2100 block of Chase Street at approximately 5:10 p.m. in reference to a 9 year old female being shot. According to the report, a bullet came through the window of the home and struck the child. Witnesses near Methodist Northlake Hospital reported a medical helicopter arriving shortly after the incident and it is believed the young girl was airlifted to a trauma center in Chicago.
UPDATE: According to ABC 7 Chicago, the girl is recovering after being treated at University of Chicago. The age of the girl was 8 years old, the Gazette obtained the age from scanner reports which are initial reports and can often err in details. See the ABC 7 report by clicking here
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