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7-year-old Roseland boy shot with rifle round when family member confronts person breaking into car

CHICAGO (CBS) – A 7-year-old boy is hospitalized after he was shot within the leg within the Roseland neighborhood Sunday afternoon. 

According to the Chicago Police Department round 11:21 a.m. close to 108th and Wabash, the family was on their strategy to Universal Community Missionary Church when one of many occupants of their car noticed a person breaking into that family member’s automobile. The family member then approached the suspect, who then began capturing earlier than fleeing the scene. 

One of the bullets struck the automobile and the boy was struck within the leg with a rifle round, police stated. 

Family rushed the boy to Roseland Hospital after which he was transferred to Comer Children’s Hospital in steady situation, in accordance with CPD Deputy Chief Larry Snelling. He is anticipated to be OK. 

Officers within the space responded and gave chase to the suspect, who was recognized by the occupants within the automobile and brought into custody, Snelling stated.

No different accidents had been reported.   

Snelling reminded the general public anybody who witnesses a automobile theft ought to name police and never confront the person.

“As you know there are a lot of vehicle thefts, thefts of catalytic converters. It’s not uncommon for people to walk out and see someone breaking into their vehicles. If you see someone doing this, call police. It’s really not worth it to confront that individual because lives are on the line,” he stated.

This capturing is the newest in what has turn into a horrifying development of children shot within the backseat of their mother and father’ vehicles. In the final month we have seen it occur thrice. 

This is the second youngster shot within the metropolis over the weekend. Three-year-old Mateo Zastro was shot whereas driving within the again seat of a automobile within the West Lawn neighborhood Friday night time.

“We’ve seen children shot across this city in ridiculous numbers,” Snelling stated. “Please, please, let’s start stepping up. Let’s start pointing out these people who are out here killing children. Just the blatant disregard for the life of a child tells me what kind of person you are.”

This year CBS 2 counts no less than 5 shootings the place the kid was the one within the car and within the crossfire. Four of these 5 shootings had been deadly. 

Police are nonetheless in search of most of their assailants. 

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