Infant grazed by stray bullet on West Side

CHICAGO – Police are investigating after a 7-month-old boy was grazed by a stray bullet Wednesday night in Lawndale.

At around 10 p.m., police were dispatched to the 1100 block of South Albany Avenue on the report of a shooting.

Police believe the boy was traveling inside a vehicle with two relatives when a man in a black SUV pulled along side. The man began to fire shots at a group of males on a corner and the boy was struck by a stray bullet, police said.

He suffered a graze wound to the ankle and was transported to Stroger Hospital in fair condition. No one is in custody as Area Four detectives continue to investigate.

The community is baffled by the number of children who have been recently shot in Chicago. Last weekend, two children were killed, including 7-year-old Natalie Wallace.

A man has been charged with first-degree murder in her death, but police are still looking for three more suspects.

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