A 12-year-old boy was shot multiple times in Chicago while picking up school supplies with his father, relatives and police said.
Lamar Davis sat in a parked car with his dad Wednesday in the city’s Lawndale section, when someone in a maroon SUV rolled down a rear window and opened fire with a .45-caliber handgun, hitting the youngster in the back, hip, leg and buttocks, the Chicago Tribune reported.
The boy was rushed to Stroger Hospital in fair condition; his father was not wounded, the Tribune reported.
“He was just sitting there in the car and someone shot him,” Lamar’s mother, Melissa Robinson told the newspaper.
“Kids can’t go outside, they can’t do anything,” added the worried mom, who learned of the shooting from the family friend who had the school supplies for her son.
Lamar was released the next day from the hospital, but needs to return early next week for a follow-up, according to the report.
“Everybody just needs to think about what’s going on in the world and try not to harm others,” Robinson, 30, said. “I am just grateful he is OK.”
Lamar, who is in the process of returning to Chicago after moving to Indiana at age 2, told his mother he had no idea who would want to hurt him.
No arrests had been made as of early Friday. The maroon SUV was spotted speeding off after the shooting and no description of the gunman was available, Chicago police told The Post.
Anyone with information in the ongoing investigation should call Chicago detectives at (312) 746-8250 or submit tips anonymously at CPDTIP.com.