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: Mayor Lori Lightfoot Sets Goal To Get 77% Of Eligible Chicagoans Vaccinated By End Of The Year
Elijah was shot in the shoulder. Police have said he was not the intended target.READ MORE: Mass Shooting Inside Kroger Grocery Near Memphis, Tenn.
Thursday night, police said a 16-year-old boy had been charged with aggravated battery in connection with the shooting.MORE NEWS: Chicago Weather: Lakeshore Flood Warning At Indiana Beaches
Elijah underwent surgery for his wound, and was listed in good condition on Friday.