Boy, 3, Shot on Chicago's West Side

It is the second juvenile to be shot in the city this week

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    8/22/2014: Chicago Police investigate shooting of 3-year-old boy. (Published Saturday, Aug 23, 2014)

    A 3-year-old boy was shot on Chicago's West Side Friday night, according to authorities.

    Police said a juvenile boy was shot around 7:30 p.m. in the 4300 block of West Monroe Street in the city's Garfield Park neighborhood.

    According to Chicago Fire Media Affairs, a 3-year-old boy was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in critical condition. Details surrounding the shooting were not immediately known.

    Police, citing preliminary information, believe the toddler may have discovered a gun inside a home and the gun fired while he or a playmate was handling it. The weapon has been recovered and police are searching for the boy's father in connection with the incident.

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    Police said the father is currently on parole.

    The boy is the second juvenile to be shot in the city this week.

    On Wednesday, a 9-year-old boy was shot several times in the chest, arms and hands at about 4:05 p.m. in in the 1200 block of East 71st Street. A $13,500 reward is being offered for information leading to the capture of his killer.

    Friday's shooting also took place less than a mile from the home where 11-year-old Shamiya Adams was fatally shot in the head during a sleepover with friends last month.

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    That same day, a 12-year-old girl was shot in the same neighborhood.

    Check back for details on this developing story.