Chicago police say boy, 3, fatally shot in car, dad injured

Updated 6/21/2020 8:44 AM

A 3-year-old boy has died after a shooting on Chicago's West Side that also left the boy's father injured, police said.

Authorities said it appears the father appeared to be the intended target of the Saturday night shooting on their vehicle. No arrests have been made.


Police Chief of Operations Fred Waller said the toddler and his dad were in a vehicle when a gunman from a blue Honda behind them fired shots.

The 27-year-old father suffered an abdomen graze wound and the child was shot in the back and was later pronounced dead at a suburban hospital.

'It's an active investigation,' Waller said.

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