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4-year-old boy, woman shot in Woodlawn

Police stand outside of Comer's Children's Hospital, where a 3-year-old boy was shot Tuesday night. | Sam Charles/Sun-Times

A 4-year-old boy was seriously wounded in a shooting that also injured a woman Tuesday night in the Woodlawn neighborhood on the South Side.

The boy — identified as Kavan Collins by relatives — was walking with his mother, brother and family friend about 9:10 p.m. in the 6400 block of South King Drive when they heard fireworks, followed by gunshots, according to Chicago Police.

The child was shot in the face, police said. He was taken in serious condition to Comer Children’s Hospital.

A 28-year-old woman also suffered a gunshot wound to the head in the shooting, police said. She was lying in her bed inside her home nearby when a bullet came through the window, then the wall, and she was struck. She was taken in good condition to Stroger Hospital.

Police said neither victim was the intended target. The shooters were traveling in a four-door, dark-color vehicle and opened fire on a crowd that had gathered in the courtyard of the housing complex on that block.

The shooting occurred in a part of Woodlawn known as “O Block.” A Chicago Sun-Times analysis in November 2014 found that O Block — which derives its nickname from the 2011 murder of 20-year-old Odee Perry — saw 19 shootings between June 2011 and June 2014, more than any other block in the city.

Pastor Corey Brooks, of the New Beginnings Church of Chicago, tweeted early Wednesday that a $10,000 reward was offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the shooter.