By CBS 2 Chicago Staff

CHICAGO (CBS) — An 8-year-old boy was shot Thursday evening in Lawndale.

At 6:07 p.m., the boy was in the street in the 1800 block of South Kildare Avenue when someone began shooting, police said.

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The boy was struck in the right knee, and was taken by people at the scene to Mount Sinai Hospital where his condition was stabilized.

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At least two dozen shell casings were spotted on the ground at the scene.

It is not believed that the boy was the intended target.

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No one was in custody Thursday evening. Area Four detectives are investigating.

CBS 2 Chicago Staff