Child among nine rescued from overturned boat in Chicago River
Several people, including a child, were rescued from the Chicago River Wednesday in the South Loop.
Crews responded to a report of a boat flipped over with people in the water near the 1500 block of South Lumber Street, Chicago fire officials said about 7 p.m.
Nine people were pulled from the water and were receiving medical attention, officials said. A child was taken to Mercy Hospital and Medical Center in serious-to-critical condition, officials said. Five people were taken to the University of Illinois Hospital in good-to-fair condition, officials said. Three others refused medical treatment. Sun-Times Wire
Girl, 3, shot in South Shore while riding in family’s car
A 3-year-old girl was in serious condition after she was shot in the head early Wednesday while riding in her family’s car in South Shore.
The family was driving in the 2400 block of East 74th Street about 12:45 a.m. when two gunmen standing on a corner fired shots in their direction, Chicago police said. The girl was shot in the head and suffered scratches on her eye from broken glass, police said.
The parents stopped their vehicle and flagged down a stranger, who drove them to Jackson Park Hospital, police said. The girl was transported to Comer Children’s Hospital in serious condition.
A Chicago Police Department vessel passes by the scene of a capsized boat in the Chicago River on Wednesday.