CHICAGO (CBS) — A boy was shot and seriously wounded Thursday evening in an apartment in a Bronzeville high-rise.

As CBS 2’s Jermont Terry reported, crews immediately rushed the boy to the University of Chicago’s Comer Children’s Hospital – where he immediately went into surgery. He was reported in serious condition initially.

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Police confirmed Friday morning, a “juvenile acquaintance” of the victim was holding the handgun and “accidentally discharged the weapon,” striking the 12-year-old in the chest. Police said the juvenile was released and no charges are pending at this time.

All of this took place in a high-rise apartment in the 3500 block of South Rhodes Avenue at 6:55 p.m. The boy is between 11 and 12 years old.

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But the priority Thursday night was the boy and his treatment.

The boy’s family did come to the hospital Thursday night, but they were not talking – obviously shaken and concerned about him.

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His condition as of 10 p.m. was unknown.