1-year-old shot in the head on South Side in critical condition

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CHICAGO — A 1-year-old boy was shot in the head Thursday evening on the South Side, according to officials.

According to police, the child was sitting in the rear passenger side of a parked vehicle on the 9900 block of South Throop Street around 5:30 p.m. when a “dark older model sedan” pulled up next to the vehicle and someone inside fired shots, striking the child.

The boy was taken to Little Company of Mary Hospital in Evergreen Park in critical condition and was transferred to Comer Children’s Hospital.

Four other occupants were in the car with the child. No one else was hurt.

No one is in custody.

No further information  was provided. The investigation is ongoing.


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