CHICAGO (CBS) — A 15-year-old boy is dead after being shot in the chest while waiting for a rideshare on the sidewalk in the Heart of Chicago neighborhood.
At 6:35 p.m., the boy was waiting for the rideshare in the 2500 block of South Blue Island Avenue when a vehicle pulled up and someone inside engaged the teen in conversation, and then shot him, police said.READ MORE: Chicagoan David Kronfeld Shares Advice To Career Success In New Book
The boy was struck in the chest and the left and right shoulder and was taken to Stroger Hospital of Cook County, where he was pronounced dead.READ MORE: At Least 24 People Wounded, 1 Killed In Weekend Shootings In Chicago
This incident occurred only about a block from where a 20-year-old man was shot and critically wounded about 20 minutes earlier. That incident happened in the 2500 block of South Oakley Avenue.MORE NEWS: 1 Person In Critical Condition, 8 Displaced After Fire In Aurora
It was not immediately learned whether the incidents were believed to be related.