All they were doing was enjoying an end-of-year picnic.
But seven-year-old JayLa Wright was shot in the leg and thirteen-year-old Dakayla Hart was shot in the hand.
The horrendous incident happened at Warren Elementary School on Friday.
The girls injuries aren’t considered life-threatening.
An 18-year-old and two underage teens have been charged with attempted murder in connection with the shooting.
Khia Shanks, an eighth-grader who graduated Thursday, said she ran inside out of shock when she heard the gunfire.
“The kids were running around the playground playing with water balloons,” 14-year-old Khia said. “I went outside and saw a black van drive by, and someone fired about five shots.”
The Chicago Police Department announced the charges Saturday night in a news release.
Eighteen-year-old Raekwon Hudson, a 17-year-old male and a 16-year-old male are charged with attempted first degree murder, felony aggravated battery and misdemeanor criminal trespass to vehicles.
The suspects were taken into custody Friday afternoon shortly after the shooting.
Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Merritt said both girls were taken to Comer Children’s Hospital, and their injuries were not thought to be life-threatening.
“This makes me sick that kids are having an end-of-the-year picnic, and they have to get shot at,” Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson said at a press conference outside the school.
“This should make everyone angry,” Johnson said.