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Bullets fly near Chicago school, woman holding toddler hurt

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CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -

Parents and children panicked on Thursday afternoon when bullets started flying near a school in Chicago's Calumet Heights neighborhood.

"As soon as we get in we hear boom boom boom!" said Erica Edwards, who was picking up her children at Amelia Earhart Elementary around 3:15 p.m. "At least eight shots rang out. Big shots."

Edwards said a woman she knows was shot in the chest. That victim was holding a one-year-old girl who was not hurt. The woman was hospitalized in stable condition as of Thursday night.

Officers said said the suspect walked down an alley firing a semi-automatic weapon indiscriminately. Investigators found more than 40 shell casings.

"I see the [bullet] holes through my window and they came all the way back," said Al Hogan, Jr., who lives nearby. "Just missed me."

Edwards said it's mind-boggling how callous some people have become.

"They just don't care," Edwards said. "It's pitiful. It's 3:15 when the kids are coming out of school and you all are shooting. It's just sad. It's like they don't believe in nothing."

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