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9-year-old Chicagoan shot in head

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July 6, 2011 07:25 AM EST | AP


CHICAGO — Police in Chicago are investigating after a 9-year-old boy was shot in the head in the city's Roseland neighborhood.

Authorities say the shooting happened outside at about 3:20 a.m. Wednesday.

A spokesman for the Chicago Fire Department says the child was taken from the South Side neighborhood to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn in serious-to-critical condition.

Authorities haven't released his name or any details about the shooting.