FOX 32/SUN-TIMES MEDIA WIRE - Two men were shot and a 10-year-old girl was grazed by a bullet Thursday afternoon in the Humboldt Park neighborhood on the West Side.
The group was sitting on a front porch at 12:40 p.m. in the 4100 block of West Potomac when someone walked up and fired shots, according to Chicago Police.
A 30-year-old man was shot in the left leg and again in the right arm, though the bullet traveled to his chest, police said. He was taken in serious condition to Mount Sinai Hospital.
A 25-year-old man was shot in both ankles, and was taken to Stroger Hospital in fair condition.
“There's a lot of shootings, all the time. There's always shooting, every night,” said the 10-year-old’s grandmother, Yvette Ruffin.
Ruffin's son is the 30-year-old man in serious condition.
"His friend got shot twice and my son got shot 4 times,” Ruffin said.
Her granddaughter, 10-year-old Tyra, was hit as well.
"I didn't really look at it, I thought it was a mosquito bite and I'm like, pushing her back you know. And she's, ah! And moving like this. And I looked and said, 'oh,she did get nipped,’” Ruffin said.
The little girl was grazed in the arm, and taken to the hospital in fair condition.
Chicago police say the two are documented gang members, but the family says they don't believe its gang related.
Shootings like this are up in the city. Data from Chicago police shows August had 90 murders, which is the highest seen in twenty years.
The problem, according to Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson, is lack of repercussions for repeat offenders.
"They feel empowered because they're just not being held accountable. You have a police officer that locks up a guy on Friday for an illegal handgun and then that officer sees that guy back out on the street the Thursday of the next week. What kind of message is that sending?" Johnson said.
For families like the Ruffins, violence on their doorstep may not change the way they live.
"I'm still going to stay out here. I don't know if they'll come back or what, if something is going to happen, something's going to happen. I ain't gon say I ain't scared, but I ain't scared,” Ruffin added.