Toddler critical as police investigate what caused life-threatening burns

By Adam SegeTribune reporter4:28 a.m. CST, February 14, 2014

A toddler is in critical condition this morning after first responders found him with life-threatening burns in the South Shore neighborhood Thursday evening.Officers responding to a call found the boy, who is four months shy of his second birthday, just before 8 p.m. in the 6900 block of South Cornell Avenue, police and fire officials said.The boy had burns to the body and was taken by Chicago Fire Department paramedics to the University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital, where he was listed in critical condition, officials said.Area Central detectives are questioning several people as part of their investigation into what caused the boy’s burns, but no one was in custody as of early this morning.

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