4-year-old boy shot in South Chicago

Chicago Crime

CHICAGO — A 4-year-old boy was injured in a shooting in the city’s South Chicago neighborhood Friday afternoon, according to police.

Police said the boy was shot in the 8300 block of South Saginaw Avenue at approximately 5:45 p.m. and sustained wounds to the right thigh, left thigh and hand.

The boy was taken to South Shore Hospital in good condition and was later transferred to Comer Children’s Hospital.

Community activist Andrew Holmes said the boy was riding in his car seat at the time of the shooting.

“It takes a fool to keep discharging these weapons, we can’t keep saying over and over again, we’re tired, put the guns down,” Holmes said.

The shooting is under investigation by Area Two detectives and no one is in custody.

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