14:42 GMT29 January 2020
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    At least six people, including children, were injured in a drive-by shooting in Chicago, the Chicago Tribune reported, citing law enforcement agencies.

    It was reported that the shooting took place on Saturday during a family get-together at around 6.20 pm local time in the West Inglewood area; as a result 6 people were injured, including two children.

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    An eight-year-old boy was wounded in the chest, a ten-year-old girl in the shin. Both children are in hospital; doctors at Comer Children's Hospital have managed to stabilise their condition. Additionally, one woman and three men were injured. All of the victims were taken to hospital; the state of the woman has been assessed as critical.

    "The shooting occurred at a family gathering," Chicago Police Department spokesman Anthony Guglielmi later tweeted.

    At the moment, the police have no information about the suspects.

    West Englewood is a predominantly black community in southwest Chicago which has been ranked, along with Englewood, among the worst five of the city's 77 neighbourhoods by the website RoadSnacks.


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