A one-year-old girl was shot while sitting in a stroller at a South Side park early Monday--leaving her in "very critical condition."
The Chicago Sun-Times reports that the girl was in stroller in the 7600 block of South Dobson Avenue just after midnight when two men--the ex and current boyfriends of the baby's mother--began arguing. The child was with her mother, friends and relatives in the park.
The Sun-Times reports:
The argument started because both men were trying to visit with their children at separate times and during one of the visits, one man disciplined the child of the other man, sending that man into a rage. The angry man pulled out a gun and fired at the other man and didn't hit him but accidentally struck the child in the cheek instead. The bullet also pierced her shoulder, the lieutenant said.
Initially police said the girl was in "very critical" condition, according to the Sun-Times. She underwent surgery at Comer Children's Hospital in Hyde Park Monday morning, and was listed in stable condition, the Chicago Tribune reports.
The gunman initially went to the hospital, but then fled the scene, according to the Sun-Times. He was not in custody as of Monday morning.