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.