Every year, nearly 3000 children and teens die from gunfire, and nearly 14,000 are injured.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

15-year old Chicago boy critically injured in shooting

A 15-year old boy in Chicago, Illinois, was shot in the back and critically injured.

The article didn't say if the boy was specifically targeted or the shooter's motive.

From an article:

The boy was shot in the lower back in the 3600 block of East 106th Street about 5 p.m., Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Joshua Purkiss said. 
Following the shooting, the boy stumbled into a Walgreens Drug store at 2611 E. 106th St., seeking help, Chicago Fire Department spokesman Chief Joe Roccalva said. 
He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn in critical condition following the shooting in the 10500 block of South Avenue L about 4:50 p.m., Roccalva said. 
Police said the boy's condition was stabilized at the hospital. .... 
In the East Side neighborhood where the first shooting happened, a resident said his 13-year-old daughter told him she saw a man in a black sweater fire two or three shots, then run into an alley nearby. The girl did not see the shooter's face or who he was shooting at, and immediately went to the back of the family home after the shooting, to avoid getting hurt, her father said. 
“She knows not to stay in front of the house,” he said.  “I told her when…you hear something just go to the kitchen.” 
The man said violent crime is not uncommon in the East Side neighborhood. 
“This is nothing new. This happens a lot of times in this neighborhood,” he said.  


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