CHICAGO – A 21-month-old family member of Kayden who was shot in a road rage incident on Lake Shore Drive on Tuesday said the boy’s condition improved.
The update came after the boy was reported to be in a “funeral state” after the shoot.
The 21-month-old’s grandmother and grandfather left Lurie Children’s Hospital on Tuesday night for an update to WGN News.
“The bullets come in and come out,” Cayden’s great-grandfather Clifton Marvel said. “He had surgery.“ He seems fine. ”
Police say Kayden was shot in the right temple while riding on Lake Shore Drive around 11am Tuesday.
Dr. Marcelo Malakooti, deputy chief medical officer at Lurie Children̵7;s Hospital, told reporters that Kayden “is at a critical level of illness that we can handle,” according to doctors, saying the next 24-48 hours will be critical.
Chicago Police Commissioner Jake Alderden said the shooting was a road incident. Investigators said an incident of road rage began near Soldier Field when one car refused to merge the other. Police said guns were fired in two blocks.
Kayden in the trunk of another car. A driver, who did not wish to be identified, spoke to WGN after the rage.
“She said her child was shot,” the driver said.
Police said a good citizen drove Tesla to rush Cayden and his family to the hospital.
Cayden’s great-grandfather said he wanted to meet with Mayor Lorilite Foot and Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown to tackle urban violence.
“A lot of times people are not given the opportunity to speak or give information, and I think I have a lot of information and knowledge to help the city now,” he said. But this event has returned home. “