9-year-old boy killed, another young boy wounded in Skokie shooting


A 9-year-old boy was fatally shot and another boy was grazed in a shooting Saturday in suburban Skokie.

Officers responded about 12:10 a.m. to an apartment building in the 4700 block of Main Street and found the boys with gunshot wounds, Skokie police said.

One boy, 9, was shot multiple times and taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead, police said.The other boy, 6, suffered a graze wound and was also taken to a hospital.

Police said detectives were conducting a homicide investigation, adding that the circumstances of the shooting were unclear.

Anyone with information was asked to call 847-982-5900.





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