A Chicago firefighter suffered cuts to his hands early Thursday while battling an extra-alarm blaze in the South Chicago neighborhood. more
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Firefighters rescued two victims trapped by the fire. The blaze injured three people, two of them critically. The fire's cause is under investigation.
The woman reported hearing "several" shots before discovering she had been hit in the arm late Thursday afternoon on the city's South Side, police said. Police are still searching for the gunman.
Fire left two-year-old dead
DCFS: Alarm system believed to be working at time of fire
Five other children escape unharmed
Bail set at $50,000
X-ray search of backpack reveals handgun