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5-year-old boy in serious condition after accidental shooting in Lawndale: police

The boy suffered a gunshot wound to the thigh and was taken to Stroger Hospital, police said.

Chicago police investigate the scene where a 5-year-old boy was shot in a possible accidental shooting Sept. 15, 2020, in Lawndale.
Chicago police investigate the scene where a 5-year-old boy was shot in a possible accidental shooting Sept. 15, 2020, in Lawndale.
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A 5-year-old boy is in serious condition with a gunshot wound Tuesday in Lawndale on the West Side.

The boy was inside a home about 5:20 p.m. in the 1800 block of South Homan Avenue when he suffered a gunshot wound to the thigh, Chicago police said. He was taken to Stroger Hospital in serious condition.

Police said the shooting appeared to be accidental.

Area Four detectives are investigating.

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