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Girls charged with misdemeanors for pepper spray attacks

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CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) -

Three girls who allegedly shot two women with pepper spray in attacks in the South Loop on Wednesday night have been charged with misdemeanor assault and battery.

Police said the first attack occurred about 10:30 p.m., when the group of three girls approached a 24-year-old woman on foot and sprayed her as she stood outside in the 1100 block of South State Street. The woman was treated and released from Mercy Hospital, police said.

Shortly after, a 26-year-old woman was sprayed in the 1300 block of South State. The victim was treated on the scene, police said.

Three female juveniles have been charged with battery and simple assault, both misdemeanors, police said. They are scheduled to appear in juvenile court.

Police could not offer a motive for the attacks.

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