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Altercation Led to 5-Year-Old's Shooting: Chicago Police

The child was taken to Comer Children's Hospital in stable condition after the incident

Police are offering new details about the events that led to a 5-year-old boy being shot during a domestic incident in Chicago's Englewood neighborhood on Friday night. 

Two people, identified as a 34-year-old man and a 33-year-old woman, were also stabbed in the incident, which began with an altercation between two women in the 6700 block of South Parnell, according to police. 

The 33-year-old woman was in the hallway of a residence when she became involved in an altercation with a 28-year-old woman, police said. The younger woman pulled out a knife and stabbed the victim in the left arm. 

During that altercation, two other men stepped out of an apartment. One of the men, a 29-year-old, stabbed a 34-year-old man in the right arm. 

After the second stabbing, the 28-year-old woman attempted to leave the apartment, and fled to a vehicle outside. Meanwhile, the 29-year-old man went into an apartment, grabbed a gun, and fired shots out of a window toward the fleeing woman, striking a 5-year-old boy sitting inside of the car. 

The boy was hit in the leg by the gunshots, and was taken to Comer Children's Hospital in stable condition, police said. 

The two stabbing victims were taken to area hospitals, were they were listed in stable condition. 

According to police, both of the assailants in the incident have been taken into custody, and an investigation is ongoing. 

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