6-year-old boy shot in West Woodlawn

The child was shot in the back inside an apartment in the 6100 block of South Vernon Avenue on Wednesday afternoon, police said.

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A 6-year-old boy was shot and critically wounded Wednesday afternoon in the West Woodlawn neighborhood, according to Chicago police.

He was shot in the back inside an apartment in the 6100 block of South Vernon Avenue around 2:20 p.m., police said.

The boy was taken to Comer Children’s Hospital, where he was listed in critical condition.

Police did not say if the shots came from inside or outside the home.

Additional information was not released.

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