Published May 27, 2012
CHICAGO – A teenager was killed and 24 other people were wounded in a string of apparently unrelated shootings across Chicago, the Chicago Tribune reported Sunday.
A six-year-old girl was among those hurt in the spate of violence that began Saturday afternoon and continued through Sunday morning.
The child was playing outside her home on the Southwest Side Saturday afternoon when she was struck by a bullet after two groups of people on a nearby corner started arguing, police said.
On Chicago's West Side, five people were shot within five blocks of each other between 2:10am and 2:30am local time.
Police were investigating whether those incidents were related.
A party bus was riddled with bullets outside a bar in the Lawndale neighborhood early Sunday, according to police and the bus' driver.
Three men -- aged 18, 19 and one whose age was unknown -- were struck.
The 19-year-old, identified by the Cook County medical examiner's office as Jaleel Beasley, died at Mount Sinai Hospital, the Tribune reported.
A short distance away, police found two people shot inside an SUV that appeared to have been in a collision.