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4-Year-Old Boy Shot in Gresham, Chicago Police Say

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A 4-year-old boy was in good condition after he was shot in the face late Thursday night in Gresham.

The boy suffered a wound to the head area at a home in the 8200 block of South Green Street just after 10 p.m., Chicago police said.

Family members brought the boy to Little Company of Mary Hospital in Evergreen Park, police said. He was transferred to Comer Children’s Hospital and listed in good condition.

It's currently unclear how the boy was shot, and detectives are trying to find out what led up to this incident. "We need to know how this little boy got this gun in his hands," community activist Andrew Holmes said.

An investigation is ongoing.

At least 21 other children younger than 16 years old have been shot in Chicago this year, according to Sun-Times data. Last year, 23 children were shot in the same period.

The Chicago Sun-Times Wire contributed to this report. This story has been updated.

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