CHICAGO - Two people were shot, including a 9-year-old girl, while traveling in a vehicle Thursday in the South Side Chatham neighborhood.
The victims were in the 800 block of East 79th Street when another car approached and someone inside opened fire about 2:45 p.m., Chicago police said.
The girl sustained a gunshot wound to the head, police said. She was transported to Comer's Children's Hospital in critical condition.
The second victim was a male and was shot in the foot. He was transported to the University of Chicago Medical Center in good condition.
Earlier Thursday, an 8-year-old girl was wounded in a triple shooting that left a woman dead in Roseland on the Far South Side. The girl was struck in the arm and was in good condition at Roseland Community Hospital.
The Sun-Times reported last month that more children 15 or younger have been shot this year than this time last year.
Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.