5-year-old boy, 19-year-old shot on Back of the Yards porch

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CHICAGO — Authorities are investigating a double shooting that has injured a 5-year-old boy and a 19-year-old in Back of the Yards Thursday.

Just after 5 p.m., authorities responded to the 700 block of West 50th Place on the report of a shooting.

A 5-year-old boy and a 19-year-old man were sitting on a porch when they were shot. The 19-year-old was shot in the abdomen and the boy was shot in the buttocks.

Police said the suspect came out of the gang way and started shooting.

“I heard the kids out here,” said neighbor Bijan Stockley. “Before you know it they just started shooting, pow, pow pow, pow, pow.”

The 5-year-old boy and the 19-year-old man were transported in critical condition and were subsequently stabilized, Chicago fire said.

Officials said the boy and the 19-year-old are expected to be okay.

The suspect is still at-large. Police are walking through the neighborhood asking if residents have surveillance cameras to potentially get a description.

If you have any information, you can leave an anonymous tip at cpdtip.com.

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