CHICAGO (CBS) — A teenager has been charged with shooting a 7-year-old boy who was walking home from school on Wednesday in the Morgan Park neighborhood.
Police have said 7-year-old Elijah Dace was with a group of children walking near 109th and Loomis streets around 3:20 p.m. Wednesday, when two suspects – who were hiding on the side of a garage – jumped out and opened fire.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Second Sunday Night Tornado Confirmed; Cool And Clear Monday Night
Elijah was shot in the shoulder. Police have said he was not the intended target.READ MORE: Video Of Gruesome Humboldt Park Shooting From CPD POD Camera Was Made Public Without City's Permission, CBS 2 Has Learned
Thursday night, police said a 16-year-old boy had been charged with aggravated battery in connection with the shooting.MORE NEWS: LIVE UPDATES: 130 Homes Damaged In Tornado In West, Southwest Suburbs As Dangerous Storms Hit Chicago Area Sunday Night
Elijah underwent surgery for his wound, and was listed in good condition on Friday.