5-month-old boy and 2 adults shot in Old Town, police say

Two adults and a 5-month-old boy are hospitalized after being shot in the Old Town neighborhood Thursday evening, according to Chicago police. Two suspects are in custody.

Police responded to calls of shots fired near the 1400 block of North Hudson shortly after 7 p.m. Witnesses told police that the three victims were standing on a sidewalk when a vehicle pulled up and a group of men got out and opened fire, according to CPD.

A car carrying suspected shooters fled the scene and collided with a police squad car near Roosevelt and Lake Shore Drive shortly after the shooting.

Police pursued the vehicle and arrested two of its occupants after they bailed out and ran near the 3900 block of South Princeton, according to a preliminary CPD statement. Two weapons have been recovered at the Princeton scene.

The baby was driven to Lurie Children’s Hospital along with a 19-year-old man. Police said the boy suffered a graze wound to his right eye and the 19-year-old, who later transferred to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, was shot in his shoulder. The third victim, a 25-year-old man, was being treated at Northwestern for a gunshot wound to the back of his thigh.

All three victims are in good condition, according to a CPD statement.

Area Three detectives are investigating.

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