CHICAGO (CBS) — Police in south suburban Glenwood say they’re hoping to interview a two-year-old boy who was at the scene of a shooting in his home earlier this week.
Four men broke into the home along the 500 block of Carroll Parkway and shot the boy’s father, Jeffrey Dawkins, who fired back at them.
Dawkins and two of the other men were treated at a hospital and later released.
However, police say none of the adults involved is willing to talk about the incident.
So the state’s attorney’s office is asking for permission to interview the child.
Dawkins’ mother, Lorna Barrios, who lives with her son, said someone tried to kick in the back door of the residence at about 10 p.m. Sunday. A police report was filed and the door was repaired. She believes the same people may have returned and done the shooting.
Barrios had left for work Monday when another son called and told her about the shooting. She had to take a cab back home from the Loop.
“We have no clue why anybody would do this. My son has no clue,” said Barrios, who said they had been living in the unit for four years. “Nothing like this has ever happened. The worst thing they usually do is steal cars.”
Barrios said Dawkins was sleeping with his 2-year-old son when the men broke in. The toddler’s mother, Briana Jones, said the boy had been visiting his father for the weekend and stayed an extra day.
“I don’t know what happened. I don’t know who, I don’t know why,” she said.
Jones said the boy went with Dawkins to the hospital but that he was not harmed.
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