(STMW) — A 9-year-old boy was the unintended victim of a shooting on the Near West Side late Saturday morning, according to police.
The boy was walking with his father at 11:35 a.m. in the 2300 block of West Adams when a gunman opened fire on a passing black four-door car, police News Affairs Officer Thomas Sweeney said.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Stray Sprinkles On Friday
The boy was struck “inadvertently” in the lower right leg, Sweeney said. He was taken to Stroger Hospital in good condition, police said.READ MORE: Young Boy Shot And Seriously Wounded In Bronzeville High-Rise Apartment
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