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1-year-old boy grazed by bullet in Walgreens parking lot in Chatham, 2 adults critically hurt

The shooting happened around 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the first block of East 75th Street, a Fire Department spokesman said.

Chicago police work the scene where 3 people were shot, including a 1-year-old baby boy in the 7500 block of South State Street, in the Chatham neighborhood, Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021. The other two people shot were 18 and 28 year old men.
Chicago police work the scene where 3 people were shot, including a 1-year-old baby boy in the 7500 block of South State Street, in the Chatham neighborhood, Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021. The other two people shot were 18 and 28 year old men.
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A 1-year-old boy was grazed in the head and two adults were critically wounded in a shooting Thursday afternoon in Chatham on the South Side.

The shooting happened outside a Shell Gas station around 1:25 p.m. in the 7400 block of South State Street, Chicago police said.

The 1-year-old inside a car was grazed in his head, police said. Paramedics took him to Comer Children’s Hospital in fair condition.

Inside another car, two men were shot in the chest, police said. The men, 18 and 28, went to the University of Chicago Medical Center and were listed in critical condition.

Police placed evidence markers near several shell casings at a Shell Gas station Thursday afternoon in Chatham.
Police placed evidence markers near several shell casings at a Shell Gas station Thursday afternoon in Chatham.
Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times

Shortly after the shooting, police taped off an SUV with a shattered rear window and a stroller inside at a Walgreens parking lot.

Several hundred feet away at a Shell gas station, police placed evidence marks near over two dozen shell casings.

The Walgreens was closed after the shooting but customers continued to try entering.

One man said he was there earlier and was told to come back. He went home, showered, and returned only to be told the store was still closed.

“All because these a------- can’t fight. No need to pull out guns. We fought all the time when we were coming up,” the man said.

Denise Love said she comes to this Walgreens to pick up her medicine.

“This is so sad. This s--- has to stop, but nobody is doing anything,” she said. “We have to come together as a community. We have to help each other, look out for each other.”

Contributing: Tyler LaRiviere