Boy, 12, shot while standing near window in Englewood home

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A 12-year-old boy is believed to be Chicago's first gunshot victim of 2019. (Shutterstock)

A 12-year-old boy is believed to be Chicago's first gunshot victim of 2019.

The boy was hit in the left hand by a bullet while standing near a second-floor window early Tuesday morning inside his home in the Englewood neighborhood on the South Side. The shooting occurred at about 12:12 a.m. in the 6500-block of South Union Avenue.

The boy was transported to St. Bernard Hospital, where he was treated and released.

Area South police are investigating. No one is in custody.
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