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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