Three Males Hit By Stray Bullets

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    Twelve-year-old Dajun Edwards was riding his bike when he was shot. NBC 5's Christian Farr reports. (Published Monday, May 26, 2014)

    An altercation between two men Monday led to three innocent bystanders getting shot in a Dolton neighborhood.

    It happened shortly before 11 a.m. near 143rd Street and Woodlawn Avenue.

    Three Males Shot By Stray Bullets

    [CHI] Three Males Shot By Stray Bullets
    An altercation between two men Monday led to three innocent bystanders getting shot in a Dolton neighborhood. NBC 5's Christian Farr reports. (Published Monday, May 26, 2014)

    Police say a man in a car and another on a bicycle started arguing. After the car pulled away, one of the passengers began firing a gun out the window while traveling north on Woodlawn, according to police.

    Three people who were not involved in the dispute were struck by bullets, and identified as 12-year-old Dajun Edwards, a 17-year-old shot in the thigh and a 21-year-old who was shot in the hand and the thigh. All of the injuries are considered non-life-threatening.

    Edwards was riding his bike with friends when he was struck in the arm.

    "I saw two people running from off the corner, so I ran in the garage, and as I tried to get down that's when -- I didn't feel when I got shot, but I looked down and saw blood all over me," Edwards told NBC 5.

    The boy's grandmother, Carolyn Scott, witnessed the shooting.

    "I thought it was like firecrackers at first, but it was like, 'pow pow pow,' so I realized they were gun shots," Scott said. "I seen him running to the garage and I noticed that he was one of the ones that had been shot."

    Elmer Keys also witnessed the shooting as she and her family were getting ready for a Memorial Day barbecue. She said one of the bullets whizzed by here and went through the wall of a garage.

    "If I had been leaning forward, I would have got shot from when the bullet hit that wall out there," Keys said.

    Police have not found the shooter or the intended victim on the bike.

    "We don't know what this is about right now, we're trying to determine if there's a gang angle or whatever. The investigation will bear that out as it progresses forward," Dolton Police Chief John Franklin said.