4-year-old boy critically wounded after being shot in Woodlawn

Chicago Crime

CHICAGO — A 4-year-old boy was shot by a stray bullet in the city’s Woodlawn neighborhood Friday night, according to Chicago fire officials.

The shooting occurred just after 9 p.m. in the 6500 block of South Ellis Avenue when a bullet from an unknown direction struck a sleeping child through a window.

The boy was rushed to Comer Children’s Hospital in critical condition, according to fire officials.

The boy’s mother, a 34-year-old woman, was also injured in the incident by glass. She was not struck by bullets.

The woman was taken to University of Chicago Hospital in fair to serious condition.

Community activist Andrew Holmes is asking anyone who knows who’s responsible to come forward.

“We just know we got a baby here. We say enough is enough,” Holmes said. “When’s it going to be enough for people to star pointing fingers at each other. They pointing guns and they’re letting it loose.”

No one is in custody and the shooting is under investigation.

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