Police searching for killer who fatally shot 2-year-old boy

CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) - An unknown person unleashed gunfire on a young man and toddler late Saturday in the Hermosa neighborhood on the Northwest Side, killing the child, according to Chicago police.

At 10:17 p.m., the 18-year-old man and 2-year-old toddler were standing at the mouth of an alley in the 2200 block of North Kilbourn when a hail of bullets emerged from the street’s end, police said.

Two females had been fighting inside the alley between Kilbourn and Kenneth Avenues when the shots rang out toward their direction.

The bullets struck a 2-year-old boy in the neck, police said. He was taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition and pronounced dead shortly after.

The 18-year-old was shot in his left leg and taken to Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where his condition was stabilized, police said.

No one was in custody, and Area North detectives were investigating.