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3-Year-Old Shot As He And His Dad Drove To Pick Up Mom on Father's Day

By  Sam Cholke and Joe Ward | June 20, 2016 7:25am | Updated on June 20, 2016 8:41am

 Devon Quinn, 3, was critically wounded after being shot in Woodlawn.
Devon Quinn, 3, was critically wounded after being shot in Woodlawn.
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WOODLAWN — A 3-year-old boy riding with his dad on Father's Day to pick up his mother was shot and badly hurt when someone sprayed their car with bullets in Woodlawn.

The boy survived after his father drove him straight to a hospital and doctors performed emergency surgery.

Devon Quinn was in his dad's car in the 6100 block of South Kimbark Avenue at 6:15 p.m. when shots rang out, said Officer Michelle Tannehill, a Chicago Police spokeswoman.

The 3-year-old was struck in his right shoulder, Tannehill said. His dad brought him to University of Chicago Hospital before he was transferred to Comer Children's Hospital.

His mother told reporters that the boy is expected to survive, according to media reports.

Both the Chicago Police Department and the University of Chicago police responded to a call of shots fired at 6:15 p.m. Both departments said the motive for the shooting remains unknown and there is no information about any suspects.

The block has seen increasingly severe problems this year, with a daytime shootout as school was letting out on May 24 where no one was injured. On May 17, an 18-year-old man was shot in the leg on the same block and found a block away by police.

A shell casing from the May 24 shooting, where at least 20 shots were fired, according to neighbors. (DNAinfo/Sam Cholke)