3-Year Old Shot In Lawndale, Police Search For 2 Suspects

Bernie Tafoya
December 12, 2019 - 12:01 pm

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CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- A 3-year-old boy was shot in the arm Thursday morning after gunmen sprayed gunfire in Lawndale, striking the toddler, a Chicago police vehicle and a man. Police are looking for two suspects. 

Chief of Patrol Fred Waller said the toddler and his uncle were sitting in a car in the 3300 block of West 13th Street, while the boy’s aunt was inside a public library around 9:15 a.m. 

Waller said two armed men came around the corner and began shooting at another man.

The boy was hit in the arm by a bullet and rushed to Stroger Hospital in serious condition, police said. His condition has since been stabilized. His uncle was uninjured.

The 35-year-old man targeted in the shooting was hit in the heel, police said. He showed up later at Mt. Sinai Hospital for treatment.

Waller said it's unclear whether the man who was shot had fired back.

"We’re looking at pod cameras. We're looking at the bus cameras. We're looking at the camera from the library to try to get any type of information that we can from it," Waller said.

Chief Waller said a nearby Chicago police squad was also hit by gunfire. Officers from the 15th District were taking one person involved in a domestic incident to the 10th District when the gun shots rang out. No one in the squad was injured.

Police have made no arrests.