5-year-old shot on West Side: officials

Chicago News

CHICAGO — A 5-year-old boy is in critical condition after he was wounded by gunfire on the West Side Tuesday evening, the Chicago Fire Department said.

According to Chicago police and fire officials, a 5-year-old boy was shot on the 1800 block of South Homan Avenue in Lawndale Tuesday around 5:20 p.m. Police said the shooting appeared to be accidental.

Police said the boy was inside a home when he was shot in the thigh. He was taken to Stroger Hospital in serious condition.

No one has been taken into custody.

No further information was provided.

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