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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