This is horribly ugly.
A young girl was killed after being struck by a stray bullet in a Far South Side shooting that also left two other children injured Tuesday night, police said.
The three children were shot at 7:55 p.m. near Indiana Avenue and 107th Street, according to Calumet Area detectives.
The children were hit by stray bullets after two men on bicycles fired shots and fled, a police source said.
Police said a young girl was shot dead at the scene.
Fire officials said a 5-year-old girl was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn in very critical condition.
A 7-year-old was also shot and was taken to Roseland Community Hospital by her mother, Fire Media Affairs Chief Joe Roccalsalva said. She was listed in good condition. Police indicated the child may have suffered a graze wound.
Yolanda White, a neighborhood resident, said the shooting stemmed from an earlier confrontation near 108th Street and Indiana Avenue. That argument then escalated to a larger confrontation between people in the neighborhood, she said.
Gunfire broke out and everybody started running, White said.
The only thing we know for certain: the shooter was a coward.