The size of this story if it was a wealthy mother and her son in a tony northwest suburb.
A 1-year-old boy was in critical condition this morning after he and his mother were shot Saturday night on the South Side by a gunman who was targeting someone else.
The shooting occurred outside in the Englewood neighborhood in the 6400 block of South Hoyne Avenue around 9:40 p.m. Saturday when two men began arguing, said Police Officer Hector Alfaro.
One of the men pulled out a gun and began firing, striking the mother, 22, and her son, who were not with the two men but were on the sidewalk in the general vicinity, police said.
The infant was taken to Comer Children’s Hospital at the University of Chicago Hospitals, where he was listed in critical condition, Alfaro said. The mother, who was in stable condition, was transported to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.
The gunman was still at large this morning, Alfaro said, adding the shooting may have been gang-related.
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