(CBS) – A 16-year-old boy has been charged in connection with the shooting of a 7-year-old child earlier this week, Chicago police said Thursday.
The teen suspect was charged with one felony count of aggravated battery/discharge of a firearm, police said. The juvenile was not identified.READ MORE: Chicago Police Union President Urges Aldermen To Repeal Mayor's Vaccine Mandate For City Workers, Judge Denies Request To Extend Gag Order
The 7-year-old victim sustained a gunshot wound to the shoulder while walking in the 1300 block of W. 109th Place around 3:20 p.m. Wednesday. The child was taken to Comer’s Children Hospital in stable condition.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Most Locations To Remain Dry Overnight
Community activist Andrew Holmes has said the victim, identified as Elijah Dace, was ambushed by a group of gunmen who were hiding on the side of a garage. The boy had been walking with other young people.MORE NEWS: Illinois State University Student Jelani Day's Death Ruled A Drowning