9-year-old boy shot in Roseland the 4th child shot in Chicago this week

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CHICAGO — A 9-year-old boy is in serious condition following a double shooting Friday afternoon in West Roseland.

At around noon, police responded to the area of 111th and Eberhart on the report of a shooting.

Authorities transported a 9-year-old in stable condition and a 22-year-old man in good condition. The boy was found laying on a sidewalk and was stabilized by paramedics, police said.

CPD believes three suspects were in a gray Dodge Durango when two exited and fired shots. They got back in the vehicle and fled southbound on Vernon.

The boy was released from the hospital with his family Friday night with a bandage on his arm and is expected to be OK.

The shooting today happened just steps from where the same child’s father was shot to death in July 2017 in a mass shooting.

Chicago 9th Ward Ald. Anthony Beale said his ward needs more CPD resources.

“Last year, I was down over 33% in violent crime in the community,” Beale said. “Since the resources have been taken those numbers, have skyrocketed and are spiraling out of control. I’m down over 120 officers here in the 5th District, that includes officers on medical detail out, we can’t fight crime with those numbers.”

The violence comes after a 7-year-old boy was shot in East Ukrainian Village Wednesday night and a 7-year-old girl was shot and killed in the 6200 block of West Grand Avenue over the weekend.

No suspects are in custody as police continue to investigate. Anyone with information can leave an anonymous tip at cpdtip.com.

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