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CHICAGO — A 6-year-old boy is in critical condition after a shooting inside a South Side residence on Wednesday.

At around 2:20 p.m., police responded to the 6100 block of South Vernon Avenue on the report of a shooting.

Police said a 6-year-old boy was inside of an apartment when he was shot in the back by an unknown suspect.

The boy was transported to Comer Children’s Hospital in critical condition.

As of Wednesday night, police have not provided details into the circumstances of the shooting.

Crisis responder was at the hospital and has been spreading the word about gun safety. At the past weekend’s Bud Billiken Parade, he passed out 1,000 gun locks.

“Drinking and driving don’t mix, get a lock,” he said. “Guns and kids don’t mix neither get a lock