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updated: 8/19/2013 11:53 AM

Boy, 7, shot on Chicago's west side

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Associated Press

A 7-year-old Chicago boy was recovering at home Monday, a day after he was shot while walking his bicycle on the city's southwest side.

Investigators say the boy was likely an unintended target Sunday evening when a man on a street corner opened fire at a passing vehicle in the West Pullman neighborhood.

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"He's mentally shook up," mother Tasha McDuffie told the Chicago Sun-Times. "He really don't understand why he got shot."

McDuffie said the boy is resting after he was released from the hospital. The Associated Press typically doesn't identify minors who witness crimes.

"We talked about how he won't be able to ride his bike outside," McDuffie said. "He probably will be inside for a while."

Chicago Police Department spokesman Ronald Gaines said Monday morning that there had been no arrests.

At least five people were killed in separate shootings across Chicago during the weekend. Another two dozen or so were wounded.

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