CHICAGO – An 11-year-old boy was shot while sitting inside a vehicle in the city’s West Pullman neighborhood Sunday evening.
According to police, the shooting occurred in the 400 block of W. 119th St. around 5:45 p.m. Authorities say the boy was inside a vehicle when a white Honda pulled up alongside and began firing shots.
The boy sustained a gunshot wound to the arm. He was taken to Comer Children’s Hospital for treatment, police said.
WGN has learned a second child in that car was hurt by shattered glass but was not taken to the hospital.
This shooting comes less than week after another 11-year-old was shot on the city’s South Side.
NyAndrea Dyer was also sitting in a vehicle at a gas station in West Pullman when she was shot in the face last Monday. She’s still fighting for her life at Comer Children’s Hospital. The family says if she survives, she will be paralyzed.
Community activists are asking the public for help.
“If you see something, if you know who the shooter is, if you know who that killer is, then it’s our job to open our mouth and tell,” said Andrew Holmes. “Just give up the information, just start talking and start telling.”
No suspect is in custody.