Infant grazed by stray bullet in Lawndale

The 7-month-old boy was shot in the foot after someone unleashed gunfire from a vehicle at a group standing on the corner, police said.

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Chicago police investigate the scene where a 7-month-old boy was struck by a bullet in the 1100 block of South Albany, in the Lawndale neighborhood, Wednesday, July 8, 2020.

Chicago police investigate the scene where a 7-month-old boy was struck by a stray bullet in the 1100 block of South Albany, July 8, 2020.

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A 7-month-old boy was shot Wednesday in Lawndale on the West Side.

He was riding in a vehicle with two family members about 10 p.m. in the 1100 block of South Albany Avenue when a black SUV pulled up alongside and someone inside opened fire at a group standing on the corner, Chicago police said.

A stray bullet grazed the baby on the ankle, and he was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was listed in fair condition, police said. No other injuries were reported.

Area Four detectives are investigating.

The shooting is the latest in a series of gun violence incidents that have left several children dead or wounded across Chicago in recent weeks.

Over the weekend, 7-year-old Natalia Wallace was fatally shot while at a Fourth of July party in Austin.

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