CHICAGO (CBS) — A 3-year-old boy was shot in the head while sitting in a parked car in Chicago’s Back of the Yards neighborhood late Sunday night, police confirm.
The shooting happened at 11:40 p.m. at 52nd and Peoria streets. His mother was in the front seat of the car when three men came up and started shooting. The boy’s older brother, Lavontae Jackson, identified the boy as King Goodman, and confirmed the car was his.
This is King Goodman.
He’s 3 years old.
King was shot in the head while sitting in a parked car with his mom and 2 other children.
— Eric Cox (@EricCoxTV) October 14, 2019
That boy was in critical condition Monday morning at the University of Chicago’s Comer Children’s Hospital.
Police say the little boy, his mother, and two other children were all sitting in the Pontiac at the time of the shooting.
The woman says she sped away after the shooting, not stopping until she got to a Shell Gas Station on Garfield Boulevard and Halsted Street in Englewood, where she flagged down an officer for help.
Officers brought the little boy to the hospital, where his family waited by his side Monday morning.
No arrests have been made.