Henry Jackson is charged as an adult with one felony count each of aggravated battery with discharge of a firearm and attempted first degree murder, according to Cook County State’s Attorney’s office spokeswoman Tandra Simonton.
The shooting happened during a possible robbery a few minutes after 1 p.m. in the 10400 block of South Perry Avenue.
The shootings came as July drew to a close and police officials announced the number of shootings decreased when compared to the same months in 2012 and 2011.
The teen was shot in the arm and leg in the 12000 block of South Perry Avenue about 10:15 p.m.
Four youngsters are among the latest victims caught in Chicago’s gun violence epidemic, including two middle school-aged girls who were wounded in a neighborhood park on the Far South Side.
It was another bloody night in Chicago, as gunfire ripped through communities on the South and West sides and left one person dead and 10 others injured between Monday afternoon and early Tuesday morning.
Two Chicago Police officers were injured early Saturday in a head-on collision with a car in the South Side Roseland neighborhood.
Bond was denied Thursday for a man who turned himself into police after allegedly shooting his girlfriend to death.
Police are asking for the public’s help to find a 14-year-old girl who has vanished from her South Side home.