Chicago toddler shot during road rage incident, seven others hurt during sidewalk bullet fight, police say

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. 

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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. 

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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