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Police Questioning Person in Shooting of 6-Year-Old in Gage Park

By  Quinn Ford and Darryl Holliday | November 8, 2013 7:10am 

 The incident occurred in the 5600 block of South Mozart Street on Wednesday, Nov. 6, police said.
Boy Shot in Shoulder While He Sat in Car, Officials Say
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CHICAGO — Police are questioning a person of interest in connection with the shooting of a 6-year-old who was sitting in a car Wednesday.

Police didn't provide any additional information about the investigation Friday morning.

The boy was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital after being shot in his shoulder about 5:37 p.m. Wednesday, said Officer Veejay Zala, a Chicago Police Department spokesman.

The boy was with his two brothers in a car in the 5600 block of South Mozart Street when two men walked up to the car and talked briefly with the oldest brother, who was in his 20s, police said.

After a brief conversation, the two men began throwing bottles at the car, causing the oldest brother to drive away, said Officer Amina Greer, a police spokeswoman. As the car drove away, gunshots were heard, and a short time later, the oldest brother realized the 6-year-old had been shot and called police.

The driver and the third brother, age 7, were uninjured. The wounded boy was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital where authorities initially said he was in "serious, but stable" condition. On Thursday, police said the boy had undergone surgery for his wounds.