Child among nine res­cued from over­turned boat in Chicago River

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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.

Sun-Times Wire

TYLER LARIVIERE/SUN-TIMES

A Chicago Police De­part­ment ves­sel passes by the scene of a cap­sized boat in the Chicago River on Wed­nes­day.

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