Boy, 8, among 2 shot in Altgeld Gardens

The pair were outside about 8:40 p.m. when someone walked up and shot at a nearby male in the 700 block of East 132nd Street, Chicago police said.

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Chicago police investigate the scene where two people were shot, including an 8-year-old boy, in Altgeld Gardens July 30, 2020.

Chicago police investigate the scene where two people were shot, including an 8-year-old boy, in Altgeld Gardens July 30, 2020.

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An 8-year-old boy and a 27-year-old woman were struck by stray bullets Thursday in Altgeld Gardens on the Far South Side.

The pair were outside about 8:40 p.m. when someone walked up and shot at a nearby male in the 700 block of East 132nd Street, Chicago police said.

One bullet went through the boy’s back, while another grazed him on the arm, police said. He was taken to Comer Children’s Hospital in good condition.

Chicago police investigate the scene where two people were shot, including an 8-year-old boy, in Altgeld Gardens July 30, 2020.

Chicago police investigate the scene where two people were shot, including an 8-year-old boy, in Altgeld Gardens July 30, 2020.

Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times

The woman was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center with gunshot wounds to her abdomen and leg, police said. She was in fair condition.

No one is in custody as Area Two detectives investigate.

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