7-year-old girl shot while trick-or-treating on Halloween

A seven-year-old girl is fighting for her life in hospital in Chicago on Friday after she was shot while trick-or-treating for Halloween. The police has launched a hunt for at least one gunman.

The child was hit in the neck with a stray bullet when at least two men fired seven or more shots against a gang rival nearby.

The intended target of the shooting was on the other side of the street, and near the girl and her parents.

She is critically injured but stable condition after being rushed to hospital when police found her in a mobile phone store, where her father had taken her after scooping her up from where she had fallen.

The man who was the actual target of the shooting was wounded in the hand and was described as “uncooperative” with law enforcement.

The police have retrieved surveillance video from the area that showed the people involved in the shooting or people who know those who were involved.

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