4-year-old and teen shot in Woodlawn


A 4-year-old boy and a teen were shot inside a Woodlawn home on the South Side.

The child was shot in the hand and a 17-year-old boy was shot in the foot around 1:50 p.m. in the 6500 block of South Ellis Avenue, Chicago police spokeswoman Michelle Tannehill said.

They were taken by paramedics to Comer Children’s Hospital, where they were listed in good condition, Tannehill said.

Police did not immediately release the circumstances of the shooting.

The shooting occurred inside a home, according to Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford.

Earlier in June, the Sun-Times reported that children are dying of gun violence in Chicago at a rate three times higher than last year.

Eleven children aged 15 or younger have been shot dead so far this year, according to Sun-Times records.


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