Englewood boy shot at friend's house

September 28, 2010 (CHICAGO) Nicholas Davis was shot several times inside the home in the 6100-block of South Marshfield around 11:30 p.m. Monday. He was hit in the abdomen, back and arm. Davis remains in critical condition at Comer Children's Hospital.

Police say the investigation continues, but Davis may have accidentally been shot by a friend. Some people in the Marshfield home say Davis shot himself, but the boy's family and police said that's not likely. Community activist Andrew Holmes said he has spoken with Davis' mother.

"Very distraught and upset. Basically she just wants answers. She wants to know: One, where the gun came from; Two, who shot her son; Three, what happened. Because she don't believe those gunshot wounds was self-inflicted," said Holmes.

Davis attends Earle Elementary School. He also lives in the Englewood neighborhood.

"He'd go up and down the block. Very nice. He don't mess with nobody. He's very playful, put it that way. Why would somebody sit there and, you know, like shoot this boy? It don't make no sense. As far as I'm concerned, you know, I hope the best for him," said Lenis Dukes, neighbor.

Davis' family is no stranger to violence. Last week, the boy's older brother was shot in the head. He is being treated at another hospital.

"She's pretty shaken, as any parent would be. You have your oldest son and now your youngest child," Holmes said about Davis' mother. "This was not expected. She just needs a lot of comfort, family and friends' support. She's very shaken."

Police have not determined who owned the gun, but are questioning those in the home. No one has been charged.

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