7-year-old boy among 3 people shot while traveling in vehicle in Chicago's Englewood neighborhood

Three people were shot, including a 7-year-old boy, while traveling in a vehicle in Englewood Monday evening.

The shooting occurred in the 7400 block of South Loomis, at about 5:45 p.m.

Chicago police say a 19-year-old man, a 23-year-old woman and her 7-year-old son, Jamari, were traveling in a vehicle westbound on 74th street, when another vehicle pulled up alongside of them and fired shots.

The boy was shot in the arm and rushed to Comer Children’s Hospital where FOX 32 Chicago spoke to family members.

Shkunna Stewart, the boy’s aunt, says the trio were driving to get dinner when they were shot at.


"He's a baby. It's like there's no regard for life at this point," said Stewart about all the children shot in Chicago recently. "Children used to be off limits. I mean, come on now."

Jamari’s mom, was shot in the left hand, and transported to the hospital in good condition.

The 19-year-old man was shot in the left leg, and transported to an area hospital in good condition.

Community activist Andrew Holmes is demanding politicians step up and put their money where their mouth is.

"Take the resources out from downtown put them all across the South Side where these babies are being shot at," said Holmes outside the children’s hospital. "Do more than just run off at the mouth and point fingers."

This is the third child shot in a week on the South Side.

Area One detectives are investigating.