Roseland, Chicago shooting today: 7 year old boy shot in 10800 block of South State Street, police department says

CHICAGO (WLS) — Chicago police are searching for the man who dragged an 11-year-old girl into an alley and sexually abused her on the city’s South Side Thursday afternoon.

According to a community alert issued by police, the suspect approached the girl from behind while she was walking home from school around 3:30 p.m. in the 6200-block of S. Indiana.

Police said the man put his hand over her mouth and pulled her into a secluded part of an alley, where he sexually abused her. The girl was able to break free and ran away, police said.

The suspect is described by police as a Black man between 45-60 years old, between 5’8″ and 5’10,” with a thin build, graying hair and a mustache or goatee. He was wearing a black shirt that had a rip on the right sleeve, black jeans with a silver belt buckle and beat-up black work boots.

Police said children should walk in pairs or small groups, and any suspicious persons or activity should be reported to 911 immediately.

Anyone with information is asked to contact CPD’s Special Investigation Unit at 312-492-3810. Anonymous tips an also be submitted via CPDTIP.com.

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