4-year-old shooting victim dies after gunfire enters Woodlawn homeDavid Struetton September 6, 2021 at 1:43 pm

A 4-year-old boy died two days after he was shot inside a home Friday in the Woodlawn neighborhood.

Mychal Moultry died Sunday evening at Comer Children’s Hospital, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Mychal was shot twice in his head after bullets came through the front window of his home around 9 p.m. Friday in the 6500 block of South Ellis Avenue, Chicago police said.

The boy’s father held him until paramedics arrived, community activist Andrew Holmes said.

At the scene of the shooting, shell casings littered the front yard of a three-story apartment building that had a shattered front window.

Police reported no arrests as of Sunday evening.

A 34-year-old woman was also taken to a hospital for lacerations related to the shooting, according to the Chicago Fire Department.

Outside Comer Children’s Hospital Friday night, advocates try to console the father of a child who was shot in Woodlawn.Ashlee Rezin/Sun-Times

He’s the second 4-year-old to die from gun violence in Chicago this year. Makalah McKay was accidentally shot by another child who found a gun Aug. 5 in the 6400 block of South Carpenter Street in Englewood.

The child was also the second 4-year-old to be wounded in gun violence in Chicago this week.

On Tuesday, a 4-year-old girl was shot and wounded while she combed a doll’s hair on the stoop of her home in Englewood. Police said she was caught in the crossfire of gunmen in two cars.

In June, a 4-year-old boy was wounded in an accidental shooting on the same block where Friday’s shooting occurred. Police said the child was hit in the hand and a 17-year-old boy was shot in the foot June 21. A 15-year-old boy seen leaving the home was arrested and charged with unauthorized use of a weapon.

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Chicago police outside Comer Children’s Hospital, where a 4-year-old boy was taken in critical condition Friday night after being shot in Woodlawn.Ashlee Rezin/Sun-Times

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