More than 200 children 17 and under have been shot in Chicago this year, CPD data shows.
A 17-year-old was killed and a 15-year-old was critically injured in Saturday’s shooting in Englewood, adding to that number.
Around 1:15 a.m. in the 6800 block of South Peoria Street, 15- and 17-year-old boys were in the backyard of a home when gunfire broke out, Chicago police said.
Both teenagers were taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where the 17-year-old was shot in the chest and the 15-year-old was shot in the stomach.
According to investigators, the 17-year-old was eventually declared dead.
A neighbor spoke up overnight.
“Our teenagers need more support with their mental health. They need more love. They need more guidance, and we have to have things in place to help them so that they can. can’t be interested in all the guns and all this retaliation,” said Sharon Crawford Tucker.
No one was taken into custody the following Saturday morning, when Area One detectives investigated.
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