3 charged in shooting at Chicago playground; 2 girls injured

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A 13-year-old and 7-year-old were shot at Warren Elementary School in Chicago, Illinois, according to Chicago Fire Department Spokesman Larry Langford. The 13-year-old was shot in the hand and the 7-year-old was shot in the thigh, Langford says.

CHICAGO (AP) — An 18-year-old and two juveniles have been charged with attempted murder in connection with a shooting that wounded two girls during a school picnic at a Chicago playground.

The Chicago Police Department announced the charges Saturday night in a news release. Eighteen-year-old Raekwon Hudson, a 17-year-old male and a 16-year-old male are charged with attempted first degree murder, felony aggravated battery and misdemeanor criminal trespass to vehicles.

Police say a 7-year-old girl was shot in the leg and a 13-year-old girl was shot in the hand outside Warren Elementary School on Friday. The injuries aren’t considered life-threatening.

The suspects were taken into custody Friday afternoon shortly after the shooting. Chicago Public Schools Superintendent Eddie Johnson had said Friday that police had recovered a vehicle and were questioning “persons of interest.”