7-year-old boy critical after Humboldt Park shooting




CHICAGO — A 7-year-old boy is in critical condition at a local hospital after being shot Wednesday evening near Humboldt Park.

Police said they were responding to reports of a person shot in the 2600 block of West Potomac Avenue around 8:22 p.m. when they found the 7-year-old boy inside a residence with a gunshot wound to his abdomen.

According to police, a family member told officers the boy was in the washroom when a bullet traveled through a window and hit the child.

The boy was taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition. Police have no one in custody.

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