11-year-old boy shot in home on Southeast Side, police say

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CHICAGO – An 11-year-old boy was shot while inside a home on the city’s East Side neighborhood Wednesday evening.

Police said the victim was inside a home on the 10300 block of South Avenue when he was shot in the left arm.

The victim was standing in the residence when a vehicle outside drove by, and an occupant in the car fired shots -- striking the victim.

The victim was transported to Comer Children’s Hospital in serious condition.

Police said the child was not the intended target.

No one is in custody.

This shooting comes as Chicago police have released January’s crime statistics.

According to the numbers, there were fewer murders and shootings last month than there were in January 2016 and 2017.

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