Child in critical condition after West Woodlawn shooting, Chicago police say – NBC Chicago

A child was hospitalized in critical condition Wednesday afternoon after being shot in the West Woodlawn neighborhood of Chicago, officials say.

The shooting occurred near the intersection of 61st Street and South Vernon, according to the Chicago Fire Department.

Authorities say a 6-year-old boy was inside an apartment around 3:29 p.m. when he was shot in the back.

The boy was taken to a local hospital, where he was listed in critical condition, according to Chicago police.

No suspects are in custody at this time and Area One detectives are investigating.

We’ll update this story with additional details as they become available.

NBC Chicago

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