CHICAGO - A 7-year-old boy was shot on Chicago's Northwest Side Wednesday night.
The shooting occurred in the 1000 block of North Honore Street at about 8:20 p.m.
Police say a a 29-year-old woman was sitting in a parked car with her 7-year-old son when she was approached by a woman at the driver side window.
Words were exchanged before that woman shot at the vehicle. The little boy was struck in the stomach as he was sitting In the backseat. He was taken to Lurie Children’s Hospital where he is in stable condition.
People who live in the Ukrainian Village neighborhood where it happened were very concerned.
"This is a block from my house so this is very unsettling because I feel pretty safe around here, you know?" said a woman who asked that her name not be used. "We thought we were coming out of the woods with the pandemic and it had gotten better and I thought I could go out again… and now this. It’s terrible. There’s no respect for life."
Sean Quinn said he walked his dog on that very block just 5 minutes before the shooting.
"It’s terrible. Its just sad it’s just tragic when you hear it’s a child it just doesn’t make sense. There’s no way to explain," Quinn said.
The mother was not hurt.
Police are not saying what the motive may have been or whether the women knew each other. They’re still investigating and have no one in custody.
"I’ve been here since 1994 so I’ve seen a lot of stuff. This was always a pretty quiet block," said Michael Sommerlad. "But I do know also, it’s part of city life at this point in time."