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5-Year-Old Boy Shot In Leg In North Lawndale

The little boy was in serious condition after being shot while inside a home on the West Side, police said.

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NORTH LAWNDALE — A 5-year-old boy was shot Tuesday in North Lawndale, police said.

At 5:30 p.m., the boy was inside a home in the 1800 block of South Homan Avenue when he was shot in his thigh, police said. Detectives are investigating, but the shooting appears to have been accidental, police said.

The boy was taken to Stroger Hospital in serious condition, police said.

The boy is among numerous young children and teenagers who have been shot throughout the city in the past few months.

On Sept. 7, 8-year-old Dajore Wilson was shot to death in Canaryville.

On Aug. 19, 9-year-old boy and his mom were shot in Austin.

On Aug. 14, the 12-year-old son of a Chicago firefighter was shot several times in his legs in Woodlawn.

On Aug. 5, an 8-year-old boy was wounded in North Lawndale.

On July 31, 9-year-old Janari Ricks was shot to death in Cabrini Green, not long after young children marched in a Kids Lives Matter demonstration in Woodlawn protesting gun violence.

RELATED: In ‘Kids Lives Matter’ March, Woodlawn Youth Speak Out Against Gun Violence

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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