CHICAGO — A 5-year-old boy was shot in the head and is in critical condition following a drive-by shooting Sunday evening on the North Side. An adult male also sustained a gunshot wound to the left hand and shoulder, police said.
Just after 5 p.m., authorities learned of a shooting in the 7600 block of N. Paulina in Chicago’s Rogers Park neighborhood.
The victims were traveling inside a vehicle when police say a black Hyundai drove alongside and someone inside fired shots.
First responders rushed the 5-year-old boy to Lurie Children’s Hospital. The adult male arrived at St. Francis Hospital in good condition.
Police initially said the boy was six years old but family members told WGN News that the boy, identified as Devin McGregors, is five. Devin’s grandfather, Tervalon Sargent, said his grandson had just started at Willard Elementary School in Evanston and was excited to head back to school.
“All I want my little man to do is fight because we need him,” Sargent said. “You see it all the time but it never hits until it happens to your family and now I’m a part of another family because I’m a part of the families that this has happened to and it’s the worst feeling ever.”
Anyone with information can reach CPD at (312) 746-6000 or may leave an anonymous tip at cpdtip.com.