CHICAGO (CBS) — A 14-year-old boy was shot in the chest while riding in a stolen vehicle in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood late Tuesday night, and the car ended up crashing into a public library.
Police said, just after 11 p.m., a person in a black car fired shots into a grey Scion near 60th and Whipple. One of the bullets struck a 14-year-old passenger in the chest.
The driver of the Scion lost control after the shooting, and crashed into the glass wall of the Chicago Lawn library branch at 61st and Kedzie, about a quarter mile away. Broken pieces of glass, tables, chairs, books and DVDs were scattered all over the floor.
The boy who was shot was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where his condition was stabilized.
Police said the Scion had been stolen, and the girl who was driving was arrested after the crash. The 16-year-old girl was charged with felony counts of possession of a stolen motor vehicle and possession of a controlled substance.
No one was in custody for the shooting. Area Central detectives were investigating.
The library was closed Wednesday as workers assessed damage to the building. Officials said the building would be closed indefinitely until repairs are made.