CHICAGO — A 12-year-old boy is recovering at an area hospital after being shot several times in the leg Friday night in Woodlawn, officials said.
The boy is the son of a Chicago Firefighter, according to a Chicago Fire Department spokesperson.
Police said the boy was standing with a group in Mamie Till-Mobley Park on the 6400 block of South Ellis Avenue shortly after 8 p.m. when shots rang out, striking the boy several times in the right leg.
He was taken to Comer’s Children’s Hospital where he was listed in fair condition, police said. No arrests have been made and Area One detectives are investigating.
The boy is the latest in a surge of children being shot this summer.
Earlier this month 9-year-old Janari Ricks was shot to death in Cabrini Green and days later an 8-year-old boy was wounded in North Lawndale.
On July 30, an 8-year-old boy was among two shot in Altgeld Gardens in the Far South Side, according to the Sun-Times.
On July 27, a baby was shot and critically wounded while riding in a car on the Bishop Ford Expressway in the Far South Side.
On July 22, a 3-year-old girl was shot and seriously wounded in South Shore.
On July 16, a 5-month-old baby was wounded in a shooting in Old Town when a bullet grazed his eye.
On July 4, 7-year-old Natalia Wallace was fatally shot while visiting family in Austin.
On June 30, a 3-year-old girl was shot and wounded in Englewood.
On June 27, 20-month-old Sincere Gaston was shot and killed in Englewood. The same night, 10-year-old Lena Nunez Anaya was fatally shot in Logan Square.
On June 22, a 3-year-old girl was wounded when a bullet grazed her in Chicago Lawn.
On June 20, 3-year-old Mekhi James and 13-year-old Amaria Jones were killed in separate shootings on the West Side.
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