A toddler was shot in the head in a road rage incident on Chicago’s Lake Shore Drive, police said.
The shooting around 11 am Tuesday occurred after an incident “escalated into gunfire for about two blocks,” Police Commander Jake Alderden said at a press conference.
The 21-month-old man was shot to the head and was in intensive care at Lurie Children’s Hospital.
“We are doing everything we can for this little boy and thank everyone for their concern,” Dr Marcelo Malakooti, deputy head of the hospital and medical director of the intensive care unit, said on Tuesday. pediatric.
The car the boy was in later crashed and a Good Samaritan stopped to help, Alderden said. Police said the driver took the boy and a female passenger to hospital.
Police said one person was being questioned, but no arrests were announced.
Alderden said it was unclear what triggered the incident.
“At this point, it seems like they’re completely unknown to each other, and maybe there was a dispute about someone, you know, not leaving anyone in a way. circulation, “he said at a press conference.
Alderden said a gun was recovered from someone in the car with the child, but police were unsure if it was fired and are investigating.
Family members said the toddler’s condition had improved but was still not out of the woods, NBC Chicago reported.