3-Year-Old Boy Grazed In Chicago Lawn Shooting

CHICAGO (CBS) — A 3-year-old boy is the latest victim of gun violence in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood.

CBS 2’s Audrina Bigos has an update on how the boy is doing.

The toddler and a man were shot inside a house in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood. The boy is said to be in good condition.

The incident occurred Saturday morning around 5:45 a.m. inside a home in the 3000 block of West 61st Street. Chicago police said someone fired shots from outside, hitting the toddler and another man.

A bullet grazed the little boy’s leg, and the 23-year-old man was shot in the arm. They were both taken to Stroger Hospital in good condition.

CBS 2 caught up Saturday with Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson at an event to talk about the violent start to the weekend.

“We had some additional folks out there, but we have predesignated missions that we often run,” Johnson said. “It just so happened this weekend was one of those designated times. These missions do not pop up in a day or two. We preplan this stuff out. It just so happened it coincided with this weekend.”

In the shooting of the 3-year-old, Area Central Detectives are investigating, but no one in in custody.

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