3-year-old shot in arm, seriously wounded in Lawndale

The shooting happened about 9:17 a.m. in the 3300 block of West 13th Street near Homan Avenue.

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Police investigate after a toddler was struck by gunfire Dec. 12, 2019, in the 3300 block of West 13th Street.

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A 3-year-old boy was shot in the arm Thursday morning after gunmen sprayed gunfire in Lawndale outside a library, striking the toddler, a Chicago police vehicle and a man.

At the time, the boy was outside the Douglass branch of the Chicago Public Library while his mother was inside making photocopies, police said.

Two gunmen approached someone outside at 9:17 a.m. and let off several shots in the 3300 block of West 13th Street, police said.

A boy seated in a nearby vehicle was hit in an arm by a bullet and rushed to Stroger Hospital in serious condition, police said. His condition has since been stabilized. The boy’s uncle was in the vehicle and was uninjured.

Evidence markers are placed near shell casings where a toddler was struck by gunfire Dec. 12, 2019, in the 3300 block of West 13th Street.

Evidence markers are placed near shell casings where a toddler was struck by gunfire Dec. 12, 2019, in the 3300 block of West 13th Street.

Stefano Esposito/Sun-Times

The 35-year-old man targeted in the shooting was hit in the heel, police said. He showed up Mount Sinai Hospital for treatment.

A Chicago police vehicle was also hit by gunfire, but no officers were hurt, police said.

Police have made no arrests.

Contributing: Stefano Esposito

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