CHICAGO (CBS)– The grandmother of the 14-year-old freshman, who was shot outside Chicago’s Phillips High School Tuesday, provided an update Wednesday.
The grandmother spoke on behalf “Purpose Over Pain,” a group working to keep gun violence from taking young lives. She addressed the public at St. Sabina Church.READ MORE: Kenosha County Sheriff's Deputy Shoots Chicago Homicide Suspect At Bristol Gas Station; Suspect Shot Police K-9 During Confrontation
The grandmother said her shy and loving granddaughter is still in the hospital and they spoke to her via FaceTime Wednesday morning.
“Right now she is in the ICU, they did surgery last night, she made it through surgery,” Johneece Cobb said. “She’s stabilized, she’s going to make a full recovery and there was no major damage to her organs.”READ MORE: NOAA Releases 2021-2022 Winter Outlook
The student and a security guard were wounded Tuesday just after 3:30 p.m. in the shooting outside high school in the Bronzeville neighborhood.
Chicago Fire Department officials said a security guard, who appears to be in his 40s, was taken to University of Chicago Medical Center, but his condition was not immediately available.
A 14-year-old girl was taken to Comer Children’s Hospital in critical condition. She was conscious but heading into surgery. The student is a freshman and they did not know the circumstances that led to the shooting. An aunt was near the school, picking up her children, when she heard the shots. At the time, she was also looking to pick up the teenager, but drove around the corner to avoid the shooting.MORE NEWS: Chicago Weather: Sprinkles And Cooler Than Normal Temps Through The Weekend
Police said no one is in custody.