CHICAGO — A child was among two people injured in a drive-by shooting Thursday afternoon in Chicago’s Woodlawn neighborhood, according to police.
The 4-year-old boy and a man, 22, were traveling in a vehicle near 65th Place and Blackstone Avenue just around 2 p.m., when another car drove up and someone inside fired shots.
Investigators and crime scene technicians were canvassing the area. They appeared to be focused on a gray Hyundai sedan.
The boy was shot in the groin and tactical officers, wearing plain clothes, pulled the boy from the car and rushed him to Comer Children’s Hospital in serious condition.
Chicago Police Department leadership credited those plain-clothed officers for arriving on the scene first and taking the boy to the hospital.
The man was shot in the chest, according to police, and was taken to a hospital with serious injuries.
“This is a really great family and the shock you have when you’re out talking and talking and laughing and driving along and all of a sudden, your life is changed for the worst,” Pastor Donovan Price a street pastor with Solutions and Resources, said.
Price said the family of the boy is shocked and concerned not knowing what the road ahead and the traumatic impacts will be.
“They’re trying to process it at the same the child is trying to process it,” Price said.
No arrests have been made and anyone with information is asked to call police.