5-year-old boy struck by SUV after apparent road rage incident on Chicago's South Side

A 5-year-old boy was struck by a blue SUV on Chicago's South Side Wednesday evening.

The blue SUV, driven by an unknown offender, and a red sedan, driven by a 49-year-old male victim, were involved in a road age incident and minor traffic crash that occurred on the expressway at approximately 4:45 p.m., officials said.

Both vehicles then ended up in the 8800 block of South Michigan Avenue in the Chatham neighborhood.

Both vehicles were traveling northbound on Michigan Avenue when the unknown offender inside the SUV produced a firearm and fired shots at the victim's vehicle, Chicago police said. 


The offending vehicle struck the 5-year-old victim who was in the street. The offending vehicle then fled the area westbound, police said.

The 5-year-old victim sustained blunt trauma to the left side of his body and was transported to Comers Children's Hospital in stable condition.

"It was devastating. I didn’t know if he was dead because he was limp. I didn’t know if he had gotten shot," said Sherry Parker, the boy's grandmother.

Wisdom, age 5, was treated at a hospital for a broken leg and broken arm.

The 49-year-old male victim did not sustain any injuries. 

Area Two Detectives are investigating.

ISP is the lead agency for the incident that occurred on the expressway.