CHICAGO (CBS) — Shootings and other violence seemed to die down as Chicago got hammered with snow Thursday, but not so in the hours leading up to the storm.

At 8:07 a.m., less than two hours before the snow arrived, a boy was shot in the neck in the Roseland neighborhood.

The shooting happened in an alley in the 200 block of West 103rd Street, according to police News Affairs Officer John Mirabelli.

The shooter, whom the victim might have known, walked up to him and fired at least one shot, then fled on foot, Mirabelli said.

The boy was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn with a gunshot wound to the left side of the neck, Mirabelli said.

No one was in custody as of about 11:40 a.m.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.

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