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8-year-old wounded by gunfire in Brighton Park

The relationship between the two victims is unknown currently, but they were in a vehicle together. The child is in stable condition with a single gunshot wound to his buttock.

CHICAGO - Authorities are reporting an 8-year-old was shot this morning in the Brighton Park neighborhood on the city's southwest side.



The incident happened around 7:45 a.m. this morning in the 2600 block of W. 39th Place in the Brighton Park neighborhood on the city's southwest side.

Police said an 8-year-old male and a 19-year-old male were traveling westbound on W. 39th Place when an unknown offender driving a dark-colored SUV pulled alongside the vehicle they were driving in. The offender displayed a firearm and began firing shots in the victims’ direction.

The 8-year-old male victim sustained a gunshot wound to his left buttock and was transported to Stroger Hospital in stable condition.

The 19-year-old male victim was not injured.

No one is in custody. Area One Detectives are investigating.

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