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A 3-year-old boy was shot while riding in the back seat of a white Pontiac Grand Am in the first block of East 60th Street early Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017. He was later transferred in “serious-but-stable” condition from Holy Cross Hospital to Comer Children’s Hospital. | Ashlee Rezin/Sun-Times

3-year-old boy shot in Washington Park

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A 3-year-old boy was shot early Sunday while traveling in the back seat of a car that came under fire in the Washington Park neighborhood on the South Side.

Chicago Police said his wound was believed to be non-life-threatening, and his condition had stabilized at Comer Children’s Hospital.

About 12:30 a.m., the boy was in the back seat of a westbound car stopped at a stop sign in the first block of East 60th Street when another vehicle pulled up on the passenger side and someone inside fired shots, police said. The car’s driver sped away from the shooting before realizing his only passenger, the 3-year-old boy, was shot in the back.

The driver took the boy to Holy Cross Hospital, where the white Pontiac Grand Am could be seen with at least four bullet holes, surrounded by crime scene tape at the emergency entrance.

The boy “suffered what appears to be a graze wound” and was transferred to Comer Children’s Hospital, police said.

No one was in custody early Sunday as Area Central detectives investigated the shooting.

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