Boy calls for help after dad’s shot in Loop apartment

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A child called 911 after his father was shot in self-defense by a woman in their Loop high-rise apartment on Sunday morning, according to dispatch records and Chicago police.

The boy, whose age is not known, called 911 at 10:53 a.m. and reported that his father had been shot. Minutes later, the boy called 911 again and told a dispatcher that he was pulling a prank, then he hung up.

Police continued to the scene and soon discovered the boy’s father shot in the leg on the 26th floor of an apartment building in the 1000 block of South Clark Street. Also on the scene was a 29-year-old woman who told police that she shot the man in self-defense after he attacked her during an argument, police said.

The father, whose age was not released, was transported to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in serious condition. The woman was transported to Stroger Hospital to be treated for a broken hand, bruises and lacerations.

Police said the incident appears to be domestic in nature, but authorities did not specify what kind of relationship the two adults have. The man is in police custody.
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