Authorities investigate a shooting at a Chicago elementary school playground that injured 2 girls WLS-TV

Authorities investigate a shooting at a Chicago elementary school playground that injured 2 girls.

2 girls wounded by gunshots at Chicago elementary playground

Police say the girls were unintended victims of gunfire that came from a passing vehicle.

Two girls, ages 7 and 13, have been wounded in a shooting outside a Chicago elementary school, police say.

WLS-TV reports the shooting occurred at about 1:45 p.m. Friday outside Warren Elementary School in the Calumet Heights neighborhood on the city's South Side.

The 7-year-old girl was wounded in the thigh, and the 13-year-old girl was wounded in the hand, police say. Both were transported a local hospital. Mayor Rahm Emanuel arrived at the hospital to visit with the victims and their families shortly before 3:30 p.m.

Police say the victims were unintended targets, and that the shooter or shooters were inside a vehicle.

The school was having a picnic in the playground area before the shooting, DNAinfo Chicago reports.

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