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‘My mom told me to get under the car’: 7-year-old boy describes being shot in Englewood


CHICAGO (CBS) – A 7-year-old boy described the chaos when someone shot him and his mother in a car on Monday night in Englewood.

CBS 2’s Steven Graves spoke to the boy and his family.

Jamari Conner is lucky to be alive, but on Tuesday he was up and walking. He brought a stuffed animal from the hospital he was brought to.

His grandfather gave CBS 2 permission to talk to Jamari while he was at home from school. He was shot in the hand, and had a wound in his sleeve. Jamari also has scars from broken glass.

He remembers going to eat something with his mother and her boyfriend, after the first day of school.

Another car pulled over and Jamari heard rapid fire near corner 74 and Loomis and chaos ensued.

“They just started shooting at the car at random,” Conner said. “Everybody got off the bus and my mom told me to get off the bus with her.”


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Conner’s grandfather Donald Childs said: ‘I’m just grateful that he’s fine and alive and he’s fine because I thought he was gone for a minute and I started praying that he was okay. .

The family said Jamari’s mother Donesha broke her wrist. She was shot three times while trying to shield herself.

Her 19-year-old boyfriend was shot three times. He was also run over by bullets from traffic.

Both should survive.

“I just wish we could end the violence, but it’s going to be difficult,” Childs said. “Because too many people spread it out with their own little problems.”

Jamari says he remembers three people in the shooter’s white car.

No arrest warrants have been issued.



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