Boy, 4, Seriously Wounded in Shooting On Chicago's South Side

A 4-year-old boy is in serious condition after being shot while outside a home on Chicago's South Side Wednesday evening, according to police.

The boy was outside a home in the 5700 block of S Morgan in the city's Englewood neighborhood at around 5:40 p.m., police said.

A car approached, according to police, and someone inside opened fire, hitting the boy in the back. Family members took the boy to St. Bernard Hospital, and he was later transferred to Comer Children's Hospital, authorities confirmed.

He is listed in serious condition, police confirmed, but expected to recover. 

"This is about the third or fourth child that was the victim of an attempted assassination," said community activist Andrew Holmes.

Wednesday's shooting was not the first incident at that very same home.

"The one a month ago, it was a 53 year old woman who resides at that residence that was shot," CPD's First Deputy Superintendent John Escalante said at a news conference.

"The little boy doesn't have a gun," Holmes added. "He doesn't have GD on his chest. He's a child of God. The people on the porch, one of them is the intended target. He needs to speak up."

Police confirmed they have a person of interest in custody, but no charges have been filed and authorities continue to investigate.

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