At about 2:30 am officers were dispatched to a walk-in shooting victim at a local hospital. Preliminary investigation reveals that the victim, a 12 y/o male, lives with his family in a multi-unit apartment building located in the 2400 block of W. National Ave. At about 1:00 am, the victim was sleeping in his bedroom when he was struck by gunfire. Investigators determined that a suspect fired a gun from an adjoining apartment, the bullet penetrated a wall to the child’s bedroom and struck the child.
The child was conveyed to the hospital by family members. He is being treated and is in good condition.
Circumstances that led to the shooting remain under investigation.