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Two shootings in Chicago that occurred within hours of each other left multiple people wounded, including a 2-year-old boy who was shot during a road rage incident, authorities said Tuesday.
The child was wounded in the right temple when he was in a vehicle traveling north on Lake Shore Drive around noon, the Chicago Police Department said. Witnesses said they heard gunshots and that the car crashed a short distance away.
A female passenger got out of the car with the child and they were taken to a hospital by an “unknown citizen,” police said. The child was listed in critical condition.
Investigators recovered a handgun and multiple shell casings at the scene. The second vehicle involved in the shooting fled the scene, police said.
A road rage incident led to a shooting in Chicago on Tuesday in which a 2-year-old boy was wounded, authorities said.
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It was not clear what started the altercation.
On Monday night, seven people were shot during a fight that escalated in the city’s South Side. Gunfire broke out around 11:10 p.m. as shots were exchanged.
A 39-year-old woman sustained wounds to her abdomen and left arm. A 28-year-old man was shot in the torso and a 44-year-old man was shot in his right arm, police said.
The other victims include two men, ages 34 and 21, with gunshot wounds to their right foot and an 18-year-old man with wounds to his left arm and left foot. A 31-year-old man walked into a hospital with a gunshot wound to his leg and was in good condition.
No arrests have been made in either shooting.
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The incidents came after a bloody weekend in which 34 people were shot citywide and eight people were killed. In addition to a spike in gun violence, city leaders are also grappling with the recent police killing of a 13-year-old boy during a foot chase.
Adam Toledo was shot March 29 by a police officer responding to a call about shots fired. Authorities say they recoverd a firearm on the boy. Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has pledged to hold whoever is responsible for giving Toledo a gun.
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