Boy and Mother Shot on Central Park Ave Near Corcoran Pl in Chicago As Shooter Attempts to Shoot Unrelated Men on Corner

Police believe the shooting at Central Avenue and Lake Street was a targeted shooting, but the mother and the boy were not the target. CBS 2’s Marissa Parra reports.

Police and firefighter/paramedics from Chicago responded about 1:17 p.m. Wednesday August 19, 2020 to a report that two people were shot in a car in front of a commercial building at 321 North Central Park Avenue.




A 9-year-old boy and his 27-year-old mother were shot and wounded Wednesday afternoon on the West Side.

The boy and his mom were on a sidewalk about 1:15 p.m. near 321 North Central Avenue when two gunmen exited a vehicle nearby and began shooting, according to the Chicago Police Department.

The boy and his mother were both shot in the back. Both gunshot victims were transported to Level 1 Trauma Center Cook County Stroger Hospital, where they were listed in critical condition.

CPD Supt. David Brown said in a press conference that the shooters were aiming at a group of men on a corner, and that the mother and child were not the intended targets.

A third ambulance was called to the scene to check on a person that was upset over witnessing the shooting.

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