Child, 7, Critically Wounded In South Side Drive-By

CHICAGO (STMW) – A 7-year-old was critically wounded in a drive-by shooting in the West Englewood neighborhood Saturday evening on the South Side.

A man and 7-year-old child were wounded in a drive-by shooting about 4:40 p.m. in the 5700 block of South Hoyne Avenue, said police News Affairs Officer Darryl Baety, citing preliminary information.

The 7-year-old old was shot through the right leg, police said. The child was taken in critical condition to University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital, Fire Media Affairs spokesman Quention Curtis said.

There were conflicting reports on the child’s gender.

A man in his 40s suffered a graze wound to the back, police said. It was not immediately known if he was hospitalized.

Wentworth Area detectives are investigating, but nobody is in custody Saturday evening.

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  • tiredofchicago

    That would be Englewood! Not back of the yards! I hope the child recovers

  • citizen for a Livable Chicago

    Very safe at taste of chicago and all the others parties, garden walks, art fairs, and marathon runs. thank God there is enough police for these events.

  • scared of blacks

    gangs must be paying some good money for protection agasnt the police.

  • Too many idiots

    I heard more info that this was an argument between two men. And the kid gets it. Go figure.

  • workinman2

    No conceal and carry,HUH! Watch what people start doing ! This madness has got to stop, we need to start real block clubs, drive down our block shooting you might not make it acuse the whole block will be shooting too even grandma and grandpa, see they shoot at people that they figure ain’t packing but, if everybody apckin people will think twice ! REAL TALK!

    • NWA

      B.S. that is way CCW should not pass and if it does counties should pass their own restrictions to the law.


      • Leroy Goldberg

        So sad…….so very sad.

  • Leroy Goldberg

    We understand your embarassment.

    • Leroy Goldberg

      NWA……..he’s so sad.

  • Centurion

    REAL MEN, DON’T SHOOT CHILDREN! There are no real men in gangs.

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