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.
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