Horror in Chicago: Bullet hits 5-year-old boy in the head as he sat on the couch playing on an iPad

The boy was sitting on his living room couch playing with an iPad at the time of the shooting

Chicago police are searching for an SUV possibly used by a gunman who shot a 5-year-old boy in the head with a stray bullet Monday evening as he was playing with an iPad inside a home. 

The child was on a couch around 7:30 p.m. when an SUV drove by the home on the 200 block of West 115th Street and someone inside opened fire, police said. 

The child was shot in the head and rushed to the hospital to undergo surgery. He remains in critical condition. 

The boy was one of 23 people shot throughout the city Monday, the Chicago Sun-Times reported. The shooting is similar to that of Amaria Jones, a 13-year-old Chicago girl who was killed by a stray bullet in June as she was dancing in her living room.


"He was in a home — just as Amaria was,” community activist Rabbi Michael Ben Yosef told the newspaper. “We’re trying to show this is a real problem — children being murdered in gun violence.”