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8-year-old boy among 4 shot in Lawndale

The shooting happened in the 700 block of South Karlov Avenue, police said.

Chicago police investigate the scene where four people were shot, including an 8-year-old boy, Aug. 5, 2020, in the 700 block of South Karlov Avenue.
Chicago police investigate the scene where four people were shot, including an 8-year-old boy, Aug. 5, 2020, in the 700 block of South Karlov Avenue.
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Four people were shot, including an 8-year-old boy, Wednesday in Lawndale on the West Side.

They were standing on the sidewalk about 10:10 p.m. in the 700 block of South Karlov Avenue when someone in a black SUV unleashed gunfire, Chicago police said.

The boy was struck in his legs and taken to a hospital in fair condition, police said.

Two men, both 26 years old, were also in fair condition at a hospital with gunshot wounds to the leg and arm respectively, police said. A third man, 36, was shot in the leg and taken to a hospital in fair condition.

Area Four detectives are investigating.

About 30 minutes earlier, a 14-year-old boy was wounded in a shooting in Roseland on the South Side.

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