7-year-old Boy Legend Barr is Shot While His Family Was on Their Way to Church in Chicago

A 7-year-old boy was shot Sunday morning in the Roseland neighborhood while in a vehicle with his family who was heading to a church service, police said.

At approximately 11:21 a.m. in the 10800 block of South State Street, a male offender began firing shots in the direction of the vehicle the boy was in, according Chicago police Deputy Chief Larry Snelling.

Five occupants were in the vehicle including the 7-year-old, Snelling said at a news conference. One of the rounds struck the boy and another struck the car. The shooter fled the scene.

The 7-year-old, Legend Barr, was taken to Roseland Community Hospital and then transferred to Comer Children’s Hospital, where his condition was stabilized. He suffered a gunshot wound to one of his legs that shattered his femur, according to a GoFundMe page created to support the family.

“We are just still waiting for him to go in surgery,” said the boy’s mother, Keshawana Barr, in a text message to the Tribune Monday morning. “He is in a lot of pain and is having a hard time sleeping due to nightmares.”

The shooter was positively identified by some of the occupants who were in the vehicle, police said.

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Source: Chicago Tribune