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Published on June 12, 2024
14-Year-Old Boy in Critical Condition Following Little Village Shooting in ChicagoSource: Google Street View

A 14-year-old boy was critically injured in a shooting on the Southwest Side of Chicago Tuesday night, as reported by the Chicago Tribune. The incident took place shortly before 8:30 p.m. in Little Village, specifically the 2700 block of South Komensky Avenue. The boy was found on a sidewalk after, a witness reported seeing someone shooting at him before fleeing.

Despite the quick response of emergency services, who rushed the boy to Stroger Hospital, he remained in critical condition. The WLS reported that in the wake of the shooting, police officers searched the scene with flashlights, concentrating their efforts in an alley located nearby, the motives behind the shooting or any potential leads on suspects have not yet been disclosed. No arrests have been made in connection to the shooting at this time.

The investigation into the shooting continues as law enforcement officers have not yet identified any suspects or motives. Anyone with information is urged to come forward as the Chicago Police Department works tirelessly to bring justice to the victim and his family. As the community rattles with the implications of this latest act of violence, details remain scarce, and the Chicago Police Department has not released any updates on the condition of the boy, since being admitted to the hospital in critical condition.