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Girl critical, security guards also hurt by Chicago shooting | Illinois News

Chicago (AP) — A shooting at a high school in Chicago seriously injured a girl and injured security guards, officials said.

According to police, the girl, a student at the school, was shot three times in her abdomen and was in serious condition at Kammer Children’s Hospital. Guards were shot at least six times on their left arm and back and were in good condition at the University of Chicago Medical Center, police said.

The shooting took place at Wendell Phillips Academy High School on the South Side of Chicago after 3 pm, officials said.

Chicago Police Department detective Brendan Dinihan said he had just opened one of the doors when the guards were beaten. Apparently the girl had just come out of the doorway.

The shooter fled the scene, Dinihan told reporters outside the school.

“As soon as the guards opened the door, there was a criminal in the street area who started shooting in the direction of the guards,” he said. “I don’t know if it’s targeted,” he said.

No one was detained late Tuesday afternoon, Dinihan said.

The motive for the shooting was not immediately apparent.

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Girl critical, security guards also hurt by Chicago shooting | Illinois News

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