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Boy, 3, shot in back in Washington Park

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A 3-year-old boy was shot in the back while riding in a car in the Washington Park neighborhood Sunday morning, police said. (WLS)

A 3-year-old boy was shot in the back while riding in a car in the Washington Park neighborhood Sunday morning, Chicago police said.

The shooting occurred around 12:30 a.m. when the car was traveling westbound on 60th Street near Wabash Avenue. When the driver stopped at a stop sign, another vehicle pulled up and someone inside fired shots into the passenger side of the car and the boy sitting in the backseat was wounded.

The driver told police he sped away from the scene before realizing the boy was injured. The boy was rushed to Holy Cross Hospital and later transferred to Comer Children's Hospital, where he is in serious but stable condition, police said. No one else was injured.

No one is in custody, police said.

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