Skokie shooting: 9-year-old boy killed, 6-year-old injured after being shot in apartment
CHICAGO - A 9-year-old boy was killed, and a 6-year-old was injured in a shooting at an apartment building in Skokie early Saturday.
At about 12:08 a.m., Skokie police responded to a call of shots fired in the 4700 block of Main Street.
When officers arrived, they located two victims, a 9-year-old and a 6-year-old.
The 9-year-old sustained multiple gunshot wounds, and the 6-year-old suffered a graze wound.
Officers began life-saving measures on the 9-year-old until Skokie Fire officials arrived, police said.
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Both victims were transported to a local hospital, where the 9-year-old died from his injuries.
An investigation into this shooting is ongoing.
Anyone with information on this shooting is asked to contact Skokie Police at (847) 982-5900.
The 24-hour Skokie Crime Tip Hotline is (847) 933-8477.