A nine-year-old boy is among the casualties from another night in Chicago.
The boy shouted from the backseat, "Mommy, I'm shot," and his mother drove him to Comer Children's Hospital, about a mile and a half away. He underwent surgery overnight for a gunshot wound to the chest and police said he was expected to survive.

Other children were in the car but they were not hit, police said.

The boy's mother told police she was driving near East 67th Street and South Evans Avenue around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday when she heard as many as five gunshots.

Police said someone on the street had either spotted the boyfriend in the front seat or recognized the red Aveo and opened fire, hitting the boy. The boyfriend fled the car as the mother drove to the hospital, police said.
Wednesday: eleven people shot, two fatally. In the fall, NBC will be releasing a Chicago P.D. drama to accompany Chicago Fire. Mayor Emanuel made a cameo appearance in Chicago Fire. How much government failure will the new show have to conceal in order to get another cameo from the mayor?

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