Shots fired into south side classroom

An 18-year-old male has been shot in the leg near Joplin Elementary School on the city’s south side, with stray gunfire breaking through a closed window of an occupied classroom, according to the Chicago Police Department.

No children were hurt in the incident.

Bullet hole in the window of Joplin Elementary School

Bullet hole in the window of Joplin Elementary School

The shooting took place around 1 pm Monday at 1849 W. 79th Street.  Police took three men into custody.

The victim has been transported to Holy Cross Hospital in good condition, according to the Chicago Fire Department.

10 comments

  • Why u wanna know

    This stuff is crazy my little cousins was in that school how is they going to do good on ISAT thinking about this stuff . Stuff crazy people who would do this to suck kids . Now they have to suffer because they was told school is a safe place to be and now they like everybody lied to us . Stupied mf

      • Guest

        Wow, Assholes like you who come online and belittle people just cause you think i can. your ignorant to think you can only point out his typing. Get off the net please!

  • kirby1414

    Could it that there are a few more candidates for King Rahm's basketball program for "troubled youth"?? I have a program for these "troubled youth" – - Put them in prison – - or even cheaper – -SHOOT THEM – their lives will only further hurt society.

  • Positive

    We as a community need to step up and filter out the negativity. Yes, it is a big hard world out there but there are so many possiblities. As tough as your life may be you need to realize that it could always be worse! I have just started volunteering my time and knowledge in that neighborhood trying to help bring some positive energy to some kids that need it. These don't care about dying because they think there is nothing to live for, they think that they will forever be in some gangland folklore by dying for there cause in there neighborhood. Instead they need to be taught that you can forever be remembered by more people for the good you did dying for your neighborhood not in it.

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