6-Year-Old Shot in Chest

Child in critical condition

Sunday, Nov 13, 2011  |  Updated 11:14 AM CDT
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6-Year-Old Shot in Chest

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A 6-year-old was shot in the chest in the Far South Side Morgan Park neighborhood Sunday morning.

The shooting happened about 9:55 a.m. on the 1700 block of West Steuben Street, according to police News Affairs Officer John Mirabelli.

The child, who suffered a gunshot wound to the chest was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn in critical condition, according to Fire Media Affairs.

The exact circumstances surrounding the shooting were not immediately known, Mirabelli said.

Calumet Area detectives are investigating.

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