5-year-old boy, man wounded in Back of the Yards shooting

They were sitting on a porch on West 50th Place when someone unleashed gunfire, officials said.

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Chicago police investigate the scene where two people were shot, including a 5-year-old boy, on West 50th Place, Thursday, June 18, 2020.

Chicago police investigate the scene where two people were shot, including a 5-year-old boy, on West 50th Place, June 18, 2020.

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A 5-year-old boy is in good condition after he was wounded in a double shooting Thursday afternoon in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on the South Side.

The two were sitting on a porch about 5 p.m. on West 50th Place when someone fired shots from a gangway, Chicago police and fire officials said.

The boy was struck in the buttocks and taken to Comer Children’s Hospital, officials said. A 19-year-old man shot in the abdomen was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center.

Chicago police investigate the scene where two people were shot, including a 5-year-old-boy, on West 50th Place, June 18, 2020.

Chicago police investigate the scene where two people were shot, including a 5-year-old-boy, on West 50th Place, June 18, 2020.

Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times

Fire officials initially said they were in serious-to-critical condition, but a police spokeswoman said Friday morning that the boy’s condition was upgraded to “good.”

Detectives believe the shooting was related to conflict over gang territory, police said.

No arrests have been reported. Area One detectives are investigating.

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