CHICAGO — A 9-year-old boy has been shot Tuesday night in Back of the Yards.

The shooting happened just after 6:50 p.m. near 54th and Morgan. Police said a 9-year-old boy was near the front yard of a residence he was struck by gunfire coming from an unknown direction.

The boy suffered a graze wound to the head and was transported to Comer Children’s Hospital in good condition.

It comes after a violent weekend where an 11-year-old was shot and two teens passed away as a result of gunshot wounds. One of the teens, a 14-year-old girl, was also shot in Back of the Yards.

She passed away three days after being shot in the head in the 4800 block of South Wood Street on Wednesday afternoon.

No suspects are in custody as police continue to investigate. Anyone with information can leave an anonymous tip at

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