CHICAGO (CBS) — A 2-year-old boy and a man were shot Tuesday evening in the West Humboldt Park neighborhood.
At 7:25 p.m., police said the toddler and the 32-year-old man were in front of a home in the 1500 block of North Tripp Avenue when a dark-colored vehicle pulled up and someone inside took out a gun and shot them both.READ MORE: Northbound Lanes Reopen On I-65 In Jasper County After Crash Involving Semi Truck
The man was shot in the face the 2-year-old in the left leg.
Both self-transported to AMITA Health Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center, but they were later transferred to Stroger Hospital of Cook County in critical condition.
Both were reported in critical condition.
As CBS 2’s Charlie De Mar reported, a toddler-size red toy tricycle was spotted at the center of the crime scene on the sidewalk, along with two motorcycles.
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Bullet shell casings were also marked all along the sidewalk.
We spoke with a neighbor who has lived in Humboldt Park just blocks from where the shooting happened for more than 40 years.READ MORE: Moderna Says Third COVID Vaccine Booster Shot ‘Likely To Be Necessary’ This Fall Due To Delta Variant
“That happens every night, every day – every day, every night, you see someone get killed around here in this neighborhood – the West Side,” said neighbor Eduardo Izquierdo. “And we don’t have, we don’t see many police presence around here.”
When asked if that bothered him, he Izquierdo said it definitely did.
“I’m afraid to come outside – especially at nighttime – because I don’t know if somebody’s going to kill me,” he said. “There’s too many guns and there’s too many shootings, every night.”
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2-year old boy shot in the leg.
32-year old man shot in the face.
1500-block of North Tripp.
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No one was in custody Tuesday evening. Area Five detectives were investigating.