Man killed, 4-year-old wounded in Greater Grand Crossing shootin - FOX 32 News Chicago

Man killed, 4-year-old wounded in Greater Grand Crossing shooting

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CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) -

A man was killed and a 4-year-old boy injured in a shooting Tuesday afternoon in the Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood on the South Side.

The shooting happened in the 200 block of West 72nd Street just after 3 p.m., police said.

Brett Ewing, 26, and the boy were in a 2009 gray Dodge Avenger when a person got out of another vehicle and opened fire, according to police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

Ewing was shot several times, while the boy suffered a single gunshot wound to his wrist, authorities said.

According to a police source, the shooter was wearing a white hooded sweatshirt and light blue jeans, and fired into the rear passenger-side window, causing it to shatter.

The victims were driven to St. Bernard Hospital and Heath Care Center by a woman, a hospital spokesman said.

Ewing, of the 6800 block of South Perry Avenue, was transferred to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, where he was pronounced dead at 6:37 p.m., authorities said.

According to police, Ewing suffered four gunshot wounds—one in the back, two to the left side and one to the right side.

The boy suffered a “minor” wound to the wrist and was sent to University of Chicago’s Comer Children’s Hospital in “stable” condition, police and hospital officials said.

According to a police source, the 26-year-old was the shooter’s intended target. He has been arrested 24 times, with six resulting in convictions, including two for possessing an illegal firearm, the source said.

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