A 9-year-old boy was shot and killed and another boy grazed in a shootout in the suburb of Skokie on Saturday.
Officers responded at around 12:10 a.m. to an apartment building in the 4700 block of Main Street and found the boys with gunshot wounds, Skokie Police said.
A 9-year-old boy was shot multiple times and taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead, police said. The other boy, 6, suffered a scrape and was also taken to hospital.
Police said detectives were investigating the homicide, adding that the circumstances of the shooting were unclear.
Anyone with information has been asked to call 847-982-5900.