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9-Year-Old Boy Shot and Killed in Chicago's Cabrini-Green Neighborhood

The shooting was reported at around 6:45 p.m. in the 900 block of North Cambridge

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A nine-year-old boy was shot and killed Friday evening in the Cabrini-Green neighborhood on Chicago's Near North Side, police said.

The shooting was reported at around 6:45 p.m. in the 900 block of North Cambridge. The victim was taken to Lurie Children's Hospital and initially said to be in good condition.

After 7:30 p.m., police said the boy sustained a gunshot wound to the chest and was pronounced dead.

"To the shooter, how are you going to live knowing you just killed a baby," community activist Andrew Holmes said Friday outside Lurie Children's Hospital. "...You shouldn't be able to sleep tonight. You should be in custody within 24 hours."

Investigators said the child wasn't the intended target of the shooting, but it remained uncertain who the intended target was.

"We can’t keep living like this every weekend without anybody staying quiet," Holmes said. "I mean, don’t make this the norm.”

No one was in custody as of late Friday night.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Chicago Police Department.

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