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CHICAGO –The baby boy who was wounded in the shooting Monday night is alive because Chicago police officers did not follow the rules.

11-month-old Princeton Chew was shot, along with four other people, Monday night at 53rd and Aberdeen in the Back of the Yards neighborhood. His mother and grandmother died from their injuries.

Police say, Princeton may have died too if the first arriving officer, John Conneely, hadn’t broken protocol by removing a victim from a crime scene.

He and his partner, Michael Modzelewski, drove Princeton to Stroger Hospital and kept pressure on the child’s wound.

Princeton Chew could go home today.