CHICAGO (CBS)– A 15-year-old boy is recovering after he was shot in the hand Sunday night in the Bronzeville neighborhood.
Police said the teen was walking in the 2900 block of South Federal Street around 10:45 p.m. when two men approached him. Police said on man fired shots, striking the 15-year-old in the hand.READ MORE: COPA Releases Video Of July Police Shooting During Foot Chase In Bronzeville
He was taken to Comer Children’s Hospital in fair condition.READ MORE: Two Simeon High School Students, Both 15, Killed In Shootings Four Hours Apart
The offenders fled the scene and are not in custody.
Nearly 80 people have been shot since Friday. Fifteen of the shootings were fatal and twelve of the shooting victims were under age 18.MORE NEWS: A Day After Plainfield Mom Told CBS 2 She Was Keeping Her Special-Needs Son At Home Because Of School Bus Driver Shortage And Long Commute, District 202 Contacts Her With Solutions
Among the incidents were a shooting that left a 7-year-old girl dead while she was visiting her grandmother for a 4th of July party in South Austin Saturday night, and two mass shootings – one of which left four people dead and four more wounded.