CHICAGO (CBS) -- Four people were shot, two fatally, in Chicago's East Garfield Park neighborhood Sunday afternoon, police say. One of those victims is a 7-year-old boy.
According to the Chicago Police Department, three men and the boy were in a vacant lot in the 0-100 block of South Whipple around 2:30 p.m. when an unknown vehicle pulled up and someone inside started shooting.
A 33-year-old man was shot in the head and died at Stroger Hospital. A 31-year-old man was shot in the head and transported to Mount Sinai Hospital in critical condition but died. A 38-year-old man was shot in the lower back and transported to Mount Sinai in critical condition.
The 7-year-old boy suffered a graze wound to the head and was transported to Stroger Hospital by the first CPD officers on the scene, according to a police source.
His mom, LaParis Jordan, has identified the boy as 7-year-old Aden Corothers. She said he was in good spirits as he was about to get stitches Sunday evening and would be kept at the hospital overnight for observation.
At the time of the shooting, he was playing with a scooter with family members.
CBS 2's Shardaa Gray spoke with one person who lives near the shooting and says the area has worsened.
"We just don't have a lot of shooting going on. I'm shocked," said Jerri Young. "I'm very, very shocked because these folks sit up on this street, and nothing goes on, and nothing happens. We just don't have that going on around this area."
Area Four detectives are investigating.
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