At least four people were shot —including a 6-month-old baby— when a man wearing a ski mask opened fire on a vehicle in Chicago’s South Loop neighborhood Wednesday night, authorities said.
According to police, the victims were traveling westbound on Cermak Road near South State Street around 9 p.m. when a man wearing a ski mask exited a vehicle, walked up and began firing shots.
Four people inside the vehicle were shot before the man fled the scene, authorities said. Among them, was a 6-month-old boy with two gunshot wounds to the abdomen, a 13-year-old girl with a gunshot wound to the shoulder, a 37-year-old woman with a wound to the knee and a 27-year-old man who suffered a graze wound to the arm. Chicago fire officials initially reported the baby was a 16-month-old girl.
The children were taken to Lurie Children's Hospital, both listed in critical but stable condition. The 37-year-old woman was taken to Northwestern Hospital in stable condition and the 27-year-old man refused treatment at the scene.
A 15-year-old girl in the vehicle was not injured, police said.
Police said the man in the vehicle is known to police and may have been the target in the shooting, but he was not cooperating with officers.
Authorities said the shooting did not appear to be a case of road rage, though they noted there was an incident between both the victims' car and the shooter's car about a mile and a half south of where the shooting happened.
Police were working to review surveillance cameras in the area.