Person of interest being questioned after mother, 1-year-old shot in South Austin

Chicago Crime

CHICAGO — A person of interest is being questioned after a mother and her 1-year-old son were shot inside their home in the South Austin neighborhood.

Just before midnight on Wednesday, a man fired shots through the window of their first-floor apartment on the 5200 block of West Congress Parkway. 

The child was hit twice in the legs and was taken to Stroger Hospital where he was stabilized. The mother was grazed by bullets on her body and hand and was taken to the same hospital in good condition.

It is unknown if anyone else was inside the home at the time of the shooting.

The shooting comes as Chicago police are coming off a holiday weekend where they saw shootings and homicides at their lowest levels since 2013. CPD Supt. David Brown on Tuesday said the department says that’s still nothing to celebrate.   

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