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Published on May 19, 2024
12-Year-Old Boy Shot in Leg While Riding Bike in Chicago's South Side, No Suspects in CustodySource: Google Street View

A 12-year-old boy became the latest victim of Chicago's unyielding violence as he was shot in the leg while riding his bike Saturday night in the South Chicago neighborhood. Chicago police reported that the incident occurred around 10:15 p.m. on the 8700 block of South Burley Avenue. As the young boy rode on the sidewalk, a dark vehicle passed by, followed by the sound of gunshots, according to a Chicago Sun-Times report.

The child, whose identity remains withheld, was swiftly transported to Trinity Hospital and is said to be in good condition. ABC7 Chicago notes that despite the victim's account and the time of the incident being well documented, no one was in custody as of the latest update.

The episode of gunfire that wounded the boy seems to be part of a sequence of tragic events plaguing the city. Just an hour before this shooting, a 9-year-old girl was accidentally shot by a family member in a separate incident on Chicago's South Side.

Investigations are ongoing as Area Two Detectives delve into the circumstances surrounding the shooting. The police urge anyone with information to come forward.