CHICAGO - A 3-year-old and an 8-year-old were both struck by gunfire while inside their homes last night in separate incidents on the city's south side, authorities said.
The first shooting happened around 9:41 p.m. on the 3600 block of S. Rhodes in the Douglas/Bronzeville area on the city's near south side.
Police said an 8-year-old boy was inside his residence on the above block when his guardians heard multiple shots fired outside. The boy complained about pain to his leg and the guardians realized a bullet grazed his left leg.
The injury was able to be treated on the scene and the boy was not taken to hospital.
No one is in custody, Area one detectives are investigating.
The second incident happened a mere 15 minutes later, around 9:54 p.m., but on the 700 block of E. 93rd Street in the Chatham area of the city's south side. The second incident address is a little less than 10 miles from the prior incident.
In this second incident, police said a 3-year-old boy was sleeping in his residence when, again, shots were fired outside of the residence and a family member discovered the boy was shot.
This victim reportedly suffered a gunshot wound to the left elbow. Responding officers took the victim to Comer Children's Hospital where he is listed in good condition.
No one is in custody, Area two detectives are investigating.
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