Police: 2-year-old boy critical following double shooting in Humboldt Park

Chicago Crime

CHICAGO — A 2-year-old is in critical condition following a double shooting in Humboldt Park.

Just before 7:30 p.m. Tuesday night, authorities responded to the 1500 block of North Tripp Avenue on the report of a shooting.

A 2-year-old boy and a 32-year-old man were in front of a residence when an unknown dark-colored vehicle pulled up and a suspect exited the vehicle and fired shots in their direction. The boy was shot in the left leg and the man was shot in the face, police said.

The two were self-transported to St. Mary’s Hospital before they were transported to Stroger Hospital in critical condition.

Community activist Andrew Holmes said the gunshot victims are likely father and son.

“When you exit the vehicle, you saw that baby right there,” Holmes said. “You know what you’re doing. So there’s no excuse that you weren’t aiming to hit anyone else out there. It’s a baby. You see the baby out there.”

No suspects are in custody. Anyone with information can leave an anonymous tip at cpdtip.com.

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