Teen shot twice in less than a month
JOLIET (AP) – A 17-year-old northern Illinois girl has been shot in the leg for the second time in less than a month, according to a published report Thursday.
Malikha Mills was standing near a car talking with some people Tuesday night in Joliet when 10 or 12 shots rang out. Mills tried to run to safety but was hit and had to be hospitalized, The Herald-News in Joliet reported.
“She started to run for cover inside a residence and suffered a through-and-through wound to her right leg,” Joliet Police Cmdr. Brian Benton said.
A 2-year-old girl was also injured while she was being held by her mother. Police think she was grazed by flying glass from a shattered car window.
Authorities say Mills was shot in the right leg on June 17 when a man opened fire at a party. A 29-year-old man is wanted in that shooting but remains at large. Police believe he’s left the area.
“The victim (told detectives) she has no reason to believe she was being targeted in this shooting, either,” Benton said.
No suspect information was available in Tuesday’s shooting.